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Reading before a run

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Jane1980, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Jane1980

    Jane1980 · Member

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    Good evening, before a run (I vary between 4/5/6 mikes, what do you like you BG reading before you start?

    Many thanks
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    4 to 5. I run in the morning just on long-acting, so don't need to monitor.
     
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    I prefer to do cardio exercise at around 6 with no insulin on board.
    This means I have not bolused for more than 4 hours and have suspended my basal on my pump for an hour beforehand.
    If my blood sugar is above 8, I am too sluggish and have no energy. If it is in the 5s or lower, I risk hypoing.
     
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