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Managing exercise and insulin

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

  1. LSwifeofT1D

    LSwifeofT1D · Newbie

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    Hi! Hope it’s ok to post this here, it’s about exercise My husband is type 1 - diagnosed 2 years ago now at 33. He’s still been in the honeymoon phase so he’s been managing really well with degludec (long lasting) and aspart (fast aching). Hb1ac was 51 last time!

    But we knew it wouldn’t last as nurses kept saying he’s still in honeymoon phase.

    We recently got a home gym and he’s been doing a good 1-1.5 hours of weightlifting and cycling most days. But his blood sugars go so high afterwards - getting readings of 10 afterwards. Then through out the day he’s been high, then before bed and on waking up he’s still pretty high.

    Any advice on how you manage blood sugars after exercise like weightlifting?

    We’ve heard BS behaves differently depending on the exercise - so heavy cardio lowers it but weights can increase it.

    Or... is he nearing the end of the honeymoon phase?
     
  2. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

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    Great idea if you know in advance from previous exercise. And you use an insulin pump
    But as insulin takes at least 15 minute to start working for most people, hypos during exercise must be treated immediately.
     
  3. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

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    You are welcome to post here.
    I notice you posted the same things here: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/th...ymoon-phase-causing-high-blood-sugars.167778/
    and got a couple of useful replies.
     
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