By T.Jachimski Latest Reply 2013-11-01 11:35:55 -0500
Started 2013-10-08 11:37:41 -0500

What do you eat? DO you have a set schedule? Do you exercise?
I ran 7 miles the other day, but I have to drink two Gatorade when i'm gone that long. My blood sugar stay normal and then drop ten minutes later. I eat pretty healthy. I just wish I knew what I could do, so I don't have to eat a bunch of carbs.

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LauraJD 2013-11-01 11:35:55 -0500 Report

I would cut back on insulin the meal before you know you'll be running that far/exercising that long. Exercise activates non-insulin dependent glucose transporters so while running your tissues are taking up glucose without the help of insulin. Cutting back on your insulin before an exercise session should prevent those major drops in your blood sugar

InfamousBlonde 2013-10-10 20:38:15 -0500 Report

Personall, I would recommend either drinking it before, or stoping half way and drinking one. I have this problem all the time, so I have to stop and sit down, eat or drink something with some carbs and start going again.

One Step at a Time
One Step at a Time 2013-10-09 22:05:48 -0500 Report

Try Gatorade energy chews to keep your BG up. I use them when I drop low at the house. I don't always feel like eating or drinking something and those are great.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-10-08 15:37:49 -0500 Report

try scaling down on your shots or basal rate if you pump. Test often and figure out whats working. Part of a 7 mile run is burning off carbs/calories, if reducing the insulin doesn't cut it all the way, you'll need to eat or drink something to replace it. I went for crackers of some sort and maybe some fruit before, and kept a juice or Gatorade on me, and I'd usually scale back my shot for the meal after the workout.-

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