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Discussion in 'Diabetes Events' started by Carole57, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Carole57

    Carole57 · Newbie

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    Hi have just started going to a gym 3 times a week and was wondering how other type 1's deal with extra activity. I don't want to reduce lunchtime insulin because I go high in the afternoon but also don't want to consume more calories than I need to before 5pm gym session....any suggestions?
     
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    mo1905 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Carole, firstly, well done for considering gym sessions ! So important for everyone, not just those with diabetes. When you start, you may need to experiment a bit and adjust as you go. As a rule, cardio will lower BG. Before you start, check levels. Should be at least 7 really. Depending what you are doing, you could check before and after. I would normally lower my insulin prior toa workout. People are different though. You just need to jump in, test and act accordingly. Good luck


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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What regime are you on basal/bolus or pump?

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