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Badminton first time since T1 diagnosis

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Gaffer type 1, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Gaffer type 1

    Gaffer type 1 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Can plz give advice next week got badminton for 1 hr what should I do to keep my sugars under control...
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  2. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

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    Unfortunately, until you play, it is difficult to know how badminton will affect your BG.
    Cardio, typically, lowers BG. However, stop/start sports, typically, raise BG.
    Therefore, the best preparation is to test beforehand and, probably every 20 to 30 minutes.
    And make sure you have hypo treatment close to hand.

    When you learn how badminton affects your BG, you can prepare for it.
    For example, if it lowers your BG you can aim for a slightly higher BG or add something slightly sugary (e.g. weak fruit squash) to your water. And, if badminton raises your BG, you can aim to start with a lower BG.

    Sorry, I can’t be more helpful but we are all different and different sport affects us in different ways.
    But type 1 diabetes is definitely not a reason to avoid sport.
    Do it, have fun but don’t forget your diabetes.
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  3. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, test before, during and after, bring extra carbs in case you go low. It's hard to speak for everyone, sports and exercise affects everyone differently.
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