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DAFNE Bolus Reductions

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Emck, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Emck

    Emck · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I follow the dafne rules for carb counting and exercise, but I find that sometimes my pre/post exercise reductions can be hit and miss.

    I’d love to get an idea of what everyone counts as low/medium/high impact exercise as I’m not sure that I’m classifying it correctly (often ending up in hypos).

    E.g. I would have thought that walking would count as low impact, but often the low impact reduction is too much for me.

    I feel like weights are medium effort, so long as it’s high weights/low reps (sometimes I even need to take a unit of insulin before working out to avoid spikes)

    I think that HIIT and running count as high impact for me so need a larger reduction.

    Additionally, how do you handle exercise that lasts for more than one hour. I often go on long walks (2-3hours) and find that I need to top up sugar regularly during this.
  2. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I try not to exercise within two hours of injecting short-acting insulin. If I follow this rule I can do most things and don't need sugar. Sometimes I do reduce my CHO ratio for night training and run my BS a little higher than usual. For something longer, like a four-hour run, I'd definitely try it on long-acting insulin in the morning.
    #2 ert, Aug 26, 2020 at 4:17 PM
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2020
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