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Type 1 Playing golf with Type 1 diabetes

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by angehud1977, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. angehud1977

    angehud1977 Type 1 · Member

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    I am really struggling with the bs peaks and troughs before and during a game of golf. This morning my waking bs was 7.9. I then had small amount of porridge and after 1 hour it rose to 9.7 ( beginning of round of golf). After 9 holes it dropped to 4.3 and using my Freestyle libre sensor (which is amazing by the way) could see it was going down. I then ate half a muesli bar ended game at 7.1. This is a very good day. I can have peaks of up to 12-15 at start of round and then hypos after 9 holes. Does any other type1 patient have a better solution please?
     
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    Lenah_ Type 2 · Active Member

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    Would using a golf cart help? Cut down on some of the walking anyway?
     
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    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You could try reducing the insulin/carb ratio for your porridge.....
     
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    Books1 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I don't play golf but I found out for longish walks for me (2-3 hours) that starting high didn't help or stop hypos - and I was better not starting too high and just having a small snack on the way - Libre does make checking easier! It's never a perfect science but...
     
  5. angehud1977

    angehud1977 Type 1 · Member

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    Rather defeats the object!!
     
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    angehud1977 Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you. That's interesting.
     
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