One of the great things about the Dexcom is the wealth of data it provides for analysis. I'm about as big of a data nerd you can find, so if I have data to play with to help identify needed changes in nutrition protocols I'm as happy as a soccer hooligan will be on June 12th. Today I finally had some free time to download my Dexcom data from my long brick on Saturday and the data helped highlight some interesting developments.
Prior to starting the run portion of my brick I had to rebound my blood sugar. Two things of note are the double dip effect of the rebound meaning that my body was super efficient in burning off extra sugars, but more importantly during a race if I'm low in transition I will have to stagger when I take in carbohydrates to rebound. For the most part my blood sugars were stable or trending upwards for the better part of the run. I may have to scale back the amount of carbohydrates I'm taking in as I'd much rather race at a blood sugar of 160 than 200. But the Dexcom gives me the data necessary to be able to do that analysis.
Anyway from this I see that my nutrition is in good shape heading into IMCDA and with a few minor tweaks over the next two weeks I should be right where I want to be. Finger pricks don't allow this type of analysis, only a CGM does. In other news, I went to the ENT doctor today, my purple ear will recover to a normal state so I'll be as beautiful as ever!