I've encountered more lows than I'd like to admit from workouts this week. My lunchtime bolus hasn't been as effective for whatever reason so this has made me more hesitant to adjust the basal rate on my pump pre workout. For a lift I like to reduce my pump to 70% an hour before I begin and for a run I drop my pump to 20% to 40% (depending on distance) an hour before I run. However, this week my lunch time bolus has had me at 160 to 170 2 hours after eating rather than the 90 to 100 I'm accustumed to. Rather than giving a correction yesterday when I was at 158 2 hours after eating I waited, 30 minutes later I tested and was down to 97 - going to have to talk to the CDE about this situation.
Back to the workouts, because of the higher blood sugars I've been bolusing for my clif bar and then going to the gym, after my run on Tuesday I was down to 68, my lift on Wednesday I dropped to 62 and yesterday after my run I dropped to a very scary 48. Yesterday was by far the worst of the lows and I still feel like a zombie because of it. My ironman coach wanted me to run 10 minutes at an incline of 1% then increase the incline gradually up to 7% over the next 6 minutes - I was supposed to run at a conversation pace (about 9 min miles for me). Normally this run wouldn't be an issue but yesterday I was laboring like a wilderbeast trying to escape a pack of lions. I assumed it was due to a couple nights of pretty bad sleep and continued to struggle through the rest of my run. About 22 minutes into my run I felt like I switched the lower half of my body with the Aflac Duck and waldeled through the last 8 minutes at a 9:45 min/ mile pace (returning to a 7% grade). I made my way back down to my locker for my post workout test and was scared as hell when I read that my bs had dropped to 48.
For every workout I leave a carb gel of some kind next to my meter in case I'm low at the conclusion of my exercise - thankfully I had one yesterday. A hammer gel and 6 oz of OJ later I was up to 110, I guess no matter what my bs is pre-workout I need to reduce my basal rate to avoid a situation like this one again.