"Hi Brian, I wonder if the insulin you are using peaks for you later than the medical folks predict. If so, you might have more insulin on board than would be typical even three hours after a bolus. Also, I experience similar drops with running. It…"
"Today I was hoping to go for 6 miles. I ate a late lunch and bolused 3units at around 2:20pm. At 5pm I went for a run with my blood sugar around 250. 30min later I was 99 with double arrows down. I'm starting to feel like I need to be 400 in…"
"I agree that ups and downs are rough! I generally try to "run" (ha ha!) as flat as possible, rather than running up, burning it down and then boosting it back up. I think that ideally, you can sort of feel out how many carbs you burn off…"
"Exercise is indeed very important. I think for now I'll keep refining my strategy as best I can to until my BG is more steady on my runs. The ups and downs can be brutal (I did eat a gel when I was at 160). I am glad to have gotten the mileage…"
Yes, sometimes it's not possible to do all of the things we talk about doing to get our blood sugars right during a run. Your run yesterday is an example.
I had an afternoon run yesterday with similar issues. Maybe I was just…"
"Jerry thanks for your feedback. These were some suggested training tips I received from someone local here in Denver. He's not on this website. I think the idea to minimize insulin on board before exercise is a good idea but not always easy to…"
"Thanks everyone. That is a great idea for the sensor to be on my arm. I find that sometimes it is good to put my infusion sites on my arm. They tend to stick better and since the weather is getting cooler, it doesn't stand out as much. I think…"
I wear my Dexcom sensor on the back of my arm, up near the shoulder. That works OK for me. If the sensor is on for a while and feels like it might come loose, I have a few cut off sections of tube socks, and I can pull one of these up…"
i wouldn't call myself quite a runner-- i'm really slow! but it's been strangely rewarding to train for this half marathon-- it's the applefest in hollis, nh! tomorrow i run 12, and then i am basically going to taper down until the big day!
it's nice to meet someone else who was recently diagnosed... i have just celebrated my 2nd diabetes birthday! it's been quite the learning curve. how are you doing? your a1c is awesome... if only mine could get into the 5s!
I can't believe you were diagnosed in Jan and your A1C is already 5..... what was it at diagnosis? Mine was over 12 and it took several months to get below 7. Sorry about your dad. I think it must be a completely different experience to be diagnosed in 07 - my endo is already talking about a pump running off of a continuous blood glucose monitor. I only know one other diabetic (acquaintance, really) and it is strange - but this site helps a lot.
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