Going hiking!

Set apart
By Set apart Latest Reply 2013-03-12 10:26:53 -0500
Started 2013-03-11 05:51:50 -0500

Hey guys I need some ideas. I am a person with T1, and used to hike prior to my diagnosis. I hike approximately 1000 yards down to our gate,(we live in the mountains 7000 elevation). Going up is a nice workout with an incline that really works your legs. My problem is that last year I tried a few times to do this, and dropped constantly. I did have snacks like pb crackers prior to the walk. Within 2 times doing this because, I go back and forth and would like to do this at least 5 times, my BG went down to 50. Now that the weather is warming would love to do this, oh and let me mention I am a control freak with my BG readings, so I get a bit stressed with this rising numbers! Any ideas would help, I know I need to raise my BG rdg, but I also don't want to stay at a high rdg after my hike.


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davidhogan
davidhogan 2013-03-12 10:26:53 -0500 Report

I don't know what your insulin routine is especially any long acting, but when I ramped up my exercise routine, my endo allowed me to cut back in measured increments on my Levemir daily dosage and that helped me from going too low. Something to discuss with your doctor possibly if applicable.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-03-11 18:49:29 -0500 Report

Set apart,

I use to hike, but just trails, which could get interesting. My blood sugars dropped as well. I brought juice with me. That's what my nutritionist suggested, but then my blood sugar never elevated too high after the hike. It actually leveled out. May you want to ask your nutritionist to see what the best plan is for you. Good luck!

Set apart
Set apart 2013-03-11 20:49:26 -0500 Report

Thank you, I will do that. I see my Endo in April and Diabetic Educator. Perfect timing before I want to start!

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