Soccer and hypos

By sportslover Latest Reply 2013-11-14 23:27:52 -0600
Started 2013-10-04 21:42:47 -0500

Hi. I was diagnosed about 8 months ago and ever since I have been playing soccer and everything. I go on runs every morning, have soccer rep, an academy for soccer\school and a player skill academy. Ever since I was diagnosed I have had to deal with the fact that every time I do physical activity my blood sugar levels drop very low. I can never really tell until I am really dizzy and can barely see. I also have nerve damage in my ears from continuous hypos. Recently I had soccer practice and I couldn't hear my coach. The thing is I haven't told anyone I know I'm diabetic but my best friend and it was embarrasing at practice! I really want my life to just go back to the way it was! I hate diabetes and I hate everything that goes along with it!

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Kats49 2013-11-14 23:27:52 -0600 Report

Check your Blood sugars before you exercise…you can actually adjust your insulin so you don't have to use as much or make sure you have a protein source on your person…I use Justin's nuts butters..they come in a single serve pack…or have some nuts available to munch on…Your coach is the only one who needs to know you are a diabetic. No one else should have to know your business. I may be a Gramma but like you …i didn't want to be defined by my disease..however…if you happen to pass out..better they know that you are a diabetic. Then they can give you the right medicine to keep you alive..serious business. You already have what it takes to manage your blood sugars…I can tell by your Questions…Good luck and keep yourself healthy!!

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-10-07 12:59:30 -0500 Report

These are all good questions you're asking, you are dealing with a lot. I posted on one of your other threads. You can adjust your shot down before practice or a game, keep fast acting carbs on hand, and a check your bs alot. In high school I did soccer and wrestling and it just takes a little more persistence. And from your other post, your coach NEEDS to know you have this. Not a judgement, nothing at all to be ashamed of, but if you're experiencing hypo's they can help you with it, and should be happy to do so without making a big fuss about it.

alanbossman 2013-10-06 07:13:11 -0500 Report

This is were anyone can rant and scream about anything they want and that is okay I play softball and when I was a pitcher and the game would start and things were good but out in the hot sun and pitching just was a bad mix, I saw my doctor and he asked me did I take my insulin before the game and I said yes he told me do not take a shot before each game and it worked for me and my numbers were still in good control hope this helps

sportslover 2013-10-04 21:48:41 -0500 Report

I'm sorry I ranted on and on. I want to delete this now but I don't know how. I'm sorry if you are reading this. No one needs to read my feelings and stuff, everyone thinks that diabetes sucks at times and stuff! Sorry

GabbyPA 2013-10-06 09:34:49 -0500 Report

Feelings are all part of the deal. We understand and there are days when we all wish things were back to the way they were.

I would say you need to talk to at least your coach. So there is someone out there who knows what to do if you get too low. That could be bad. There are many, many athletes out there with diabetes. The do what they love, but just have to keep in mind what can happen if they are not prepared.

Can you up your carb intake before practice or a game? Long lasting carbs, not fast acting ones that will cause a crash later. There is not an easy answer, but there are ways to work with it.

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