I swam 1.5 km tonight. I had to force myself to go because I got delayed with work and talking on the phone, and also had a brainwave about my thesis so really wanted to stay home and work on that, b…

I swam 1.5 km tonight. I had to force myself to go because I got delayed with work and talking on the phone, and also had a brainwave about my thesis so really wanted to stay home and work on that, but I hadn't been swimming since Monday and if I want to keep it up I need to go regularly, otherwise I will just stop going, so I went.

I'm really glad I went! It felt really awesome! Much better than my other swims lately. I think it might be that my blood sugar was perfect the whole time and I wasn't high or low when starting or finishing. I had tons of energy and only had to stop because of the bus schedule (buses only run every hour after 9:00 so if I miss one it's bad).

An hour before swimming my blood sugar was 8.2 (148) so I ate about 15g of carbs of various things, like a spoonful of flavoured yogurt, a piece of chocolate, and some popcorn. Then right before swimming I was 6.8 (122) so ate about 15g of some random gummy bear type things I had in my bag.

Swimming took me just under an hour. My watch screwed up, though, and only recorded 1,325 meters because at one point it was paused when I thought it was on. Disadvantage of not being able to see the screen, I can't tell if it's actually counting or not!

Right after swimming my blood sugar was 5.1 (92). I bolused a unit, and an hour later it was 6.2 (112). About 45 minutes after that it was 5.8 (104), and I had some cereal since I didn't have dinner and figured I should have something before bed.

I reduced my bolus from 2.2 units to 1.8 and will do a -10% basal overnight. I woke up low this morning but was 13.8 (248) yesterday, but lowish the day before, so I think that high may have been a rebound. I was low two other times today but also high as well, so I'm not sure if I should reduce settings or not. So confusing.

Anyway, hopefully my blood sugar doesn't go out of whack overnight.

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Comment by acidrock23 on November 23, 2012 at 5:27am

Way to stick to it! I hate it when I accidentally turn my Garmin off. I forgot to bring it to the marathon this year too, one of my all-time bonehead moves!

Comment by Jen on November 23, 2012 at 6:24am

Yeah, that would be annoying! Glad to know I'm not the only one! Luckily it still recorded time (even lengths, somehow?), just not the distance.

Overnight my blood sugar wasn't so great, set my alarm for 3:00 AM and woke up at 14.3 (257), then corrected that and woke up at 6:00 AM at 2.4 (43)! I seem to have the swimming part worked out, just need to figure out the after-swimming part!

Comment by Unknown Diabetic on November 23, 2012 at 8:01am

Way to go Jen! Wednesday I thought I had turned on the app on my phone to record my bike ride and found out I never started it. I now have a harder time controling my BG after exercise than during.


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