New to the group

By Quin73 Latest Reply 2013-09-02 15:52:35 -0500
Started 2013-08-27 09:43:17 -0500

Hi all, I'm new to the group. Type 1 for 8 yrs now and 31yrs old. Using lantus and apidra daily and test about 10 times a day. My A1c has never exceeded 7 for the last 8yrs. I feel well controlled and have competed in many Offroad racing championships including the Roof of Africa. I hope to give some advice and also receive some. Thanks

11 replies

GabbyPA 2013-09-01 12:04:07 -0500 Report

Wow, it sounds like you have done some really great things. Specially keeping and A1c that low for so long. We look forward to hearing about your adventures and your successes. Welcome!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-08-27 21:46:40 -0500 Report

Hey Quin,

It's great to meet you. Welcome! Wow, you are doing an amazing job of controlling your blood sugar levels. Congratulations! Glad you are here!


TexasDiabeto 2013-08-27 20:49:48 -0500 Report

How do you manage your sugar so well?? I've been in the highs since I've been diagnosed about two years ago. I am 22. My a1c's are typically 8-10 :/ please share with me your secret to controlling your sugar, diet, etc.! Thanks!

Quin73 2013-08-27 14:31:16 -0500 Report

Silvie, your BG will always drop when engaging in exercise after a period of time which varies depending on the intensity and duration. It can also initially spike high then fall some time later. The best advise I can give would be to start in the garden on a slightly higher BG. Then simply snack while busy on a light carb or sip on a drink with slow release carbs.

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-27 14:19:51 -0500 Report

I'm insulin sensitive, I want to be more active especially out in my garden. I find that my sugar takes a dive most times I get involved working in the garden my sugar is dropping within 15 or 20 minutes I have to stop and correct the low. It really gets frustrating.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-08-28 14:40:51 -0500 Report

Silive as a T2 my blood sugar always drops when I am most active. I start off with a high carb snack. This keeps me going. I may eat something else while in the middle of the activity. By the time I am finished, my blood sugar is normal for me when I test.

Quin73 2013-08-27 13:04:26 -0500 Report

Hi John, the racing is enduro motorcycle racing. Very physically demanding, which was a challenge with diabetes and took a lot of trial and error finding the correct combination of diet, exercise and insulin to get the correct release of energy without going into a hyper or hypo state. I'm kind of fortunate in the sense I have a relatively high metabolism so my body is quite sensitive to the insulin which makes it a bit easier to keep tight control. I'd say the main success to my control has been a positive mind and obsession with regular testing and tight control.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2013-08-27 12:25:07 -0500 Report

Welcome to the group. You sound like you have much to share with us. Those are some fantastic accomplishments. I'd love to hear more about your racing. Exactly what kind of racing is it? Are those cycling races?

And whatever you'd like to share about how you keep such great control would be very much appreciated.

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