Trying to figure out how to keep my blood sugars out of the 60s with the increase in my training has been a real challenge. For the past 3 weeks it seemed that everytime I went to the gym I'd either have to cut a run or swim short or suffer through alot less energy than I normally have. I decided to get over my fear of testing at the gym and now bring my glucometer with me for all my exercises. Yesterday, for the first time since I started training hard I was able to keep my blood sugar above 100 for the entire run! Thank you Hammer Gel!!!!!
Leigh from the Naomi Berrie Center suggested I drop my pump to 10% at least an hour before my workouts rather than the 40% I tried last week. Right before my run my bs was 107, I had a cliff bar and headed out for the gym. 12 minutes into my 1/2 hour run I gobbled up a Apple Cinnamon Hammer Gel - at minute 17 when I normally feel like the Aflac Duck has swapped feet with me I still felt like I had a normal stride. I continued on my run and was able to blast out nearly a half mile in my last 3 minutes (sorry Coach, I know it was supposed to be a slow run but I couldn't help it!). When I got off the treadmill I checked my blood sugar and was ecstatic when I saw 115 on my meter! This marked the first time since I was diagnosed with diabetes that I had a blood sugar above 100 after a run. I just hope there's a way to do this without having a hammer gel every 15 minutes.