1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Managing exercise and insulin

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Juicyj, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. EnduroDiabetic

    EnduroDiabetic · Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Yeah good point! I've been slowly getting more "fat adapted" I'm up to the 2.5 hour mark now before I have to take any carbs on.... as I'm not on a pump I'm thinking the only real way to drag that out is reduce my basal further, but again that throws up the question; how far does one go with that until you are inhibiting more than you are helping...
     
  2. LessiePMcCord

    LessiePMcCord · Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Thanks for sharing useful information.
     
  3. Sadjers

    Sadjers · Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    23
    I'm very interested in your ketogenic meal control. I tried the Atkins diet about 25 years ago but didn't have the knowledge or the internet to find out how to manage my diabetes and no doctorwas interested in helping me. I remember my need for insulin increasing which, at the time, I thought was very odd.
    Any advice would be great.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Choosehappy

    Choosehappy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Hi all, I keep hypoing after my daily 40 minute dog walk! This is the only execersize I am currently doing (other than housework) as I was only diagnosed a few week ago and just getting used to my body and insulin.

    Any tips??

    I cleaned the back garden yesterday and had a hypo!! I was 8 when I started
     
  5. DickieBird

    DickieBird · Newbie

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I find that having a roll of fruit pastilles in my bag helps. If working or walking I find every 2 miles or about 20 mins 2 pastilles works
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. eshobabu

    eshobabu · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    8
    You know, I felt this exact same way when my child was diagnosed 3 months ago. But with enough trial, I have found how much time of what activity will bring her down by how much. For example, we play a game where she jumps off the bed on to a cushion. I know if she does that for 10 minutes, she will drop by 50 mg/dl. And it's one of our fun things to do when we end up under-dozing, or if she does it I know to give her a 5 g snack, which I know will bring her up by 50. It's all math, and once you figure out numbers, it's not impossible. Again, things will change with hormones, puberty, growth, and even random days. But you have to keep in mind, we're so fortunate that we're in 2020 and facing this with CGMs, multiple insulins, much faster acting insulins, pumps, treatments, and as the years go on, it will continue to get better. Glass always half full!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  7. Albert Sly

    Albert Sly · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    1
     
  8. Albert Sly

    Albert Sly · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hi Susie. As a type 1 for many years(20+)and experienced many highs and lows, I was thinking that you should make enquiries about getting a FreeStyle Libre kit that is available on the NHS. It changed my life in enabling my better management of BG and helping also my Diabetic Team monitor my levels. Good luck and don't give up what can be at an uphill struggle a struggle at times to manage blood sugar levels.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Duncan Lord

    Duncan Lord · Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Hello,
    I was diagnosed at the end of March this year following a car accident. Blood glucose on entering hospital were off the meter at 29 or 30.
    Originally I was type 2 and diagnosis changed to type 1 after blood tests for the antigens.
    I’m 64 years young so it was a slight surprise, to say the least.
    Was started on 1 Metformin tablet morning and night And 12 units in morning and 8 units in evening.
    Once home and a couple of weeks passed, I started to exercise more but found, like yourself that to do any walk needed carbohydrates or Glucose levels fell quickly. I’m testing 7 times a day as want to get back my Class2 Bus License. I’m also trying to keep my BG above 5.0 to be in region for driving.
    On doing my 5km walk up to the chemist and Dr’s my levels had dropped to just below 4.
    Had meal and it was corrected. But seeing it made me put the two together.
    Diabetes team cut insulin and doubled Metformin.
    Then insulin levels cut twice more so that I’m now on 3 units in AM and 1 unit PM plus the Metformin morning and night.
    My advice would be to test test and test and keep a diary of food exercise and blood sugars with the times And any comments about how you feel.
    Yes a pain in the backside but it lets you piece together information not readily apparent.
    What happened when? What happens if?
    I know I’m still “young at this malarkey”, but I’m determined it is going to live with me rather than me live with it.
    Good luck!
    Duncan
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook