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Type 1 Post Workout Insulin

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by CathieT, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. CathieT

    CathieT · Newbie

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    Should I be lowering my fast-acting insulin when eating after a work out? I generally eat a very low/no carb meal after working out so don’t need to inject. Thanks in advance x
    Type 1 - dose is 1unit per 10g of carbs
     
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Are you going hypo with your usual ratio?
     
  3. CathieT

    CathieT · Newbie

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    Yes sometimes, but equally exercise is making me hyper, I just did a 30min workout after eating and injecting for porridge and my blood sugars have risen to 18mmol
     
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    SB.25 Other · Well-Known Member

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    I too am having a nightmare with excercise and T1 diabetes!! I mainly do weight training and whilst this previously made my levels sky rocket, I have found in the last couple of weeks I am having so many lows!! The lows sometimes happen mid workout and sometimes hours after.

    When my personal trainer took my measurements this week, it seems I have dropped 5% body fat in 4 weeks (and I wasn’t particularly big to begin with!) I think this may have had an impact on my insulin sensitivity - so it may be worth keeping an eye on this :) if you too are losing fat!

    I’m still trying to find my correct insulin doses to avoid the hypos - but good luck with it!
     
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