Do you hobbies Affect You Diabetes Control and Vice Versa

RSRaz
By RSRaz Latest Reply 2013-12-02 04:47:30 -0600
Started 2013-11-25 12:57:00 -0600

My previous hobby was racing cars which because of the adrenaline rush had a negative impact on my control. While my current hobby of photography has very much a positive impact.
How about your hobbies?
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4 replies

Vigneswari
Vigneswari 2013-12-02 04:47:30 -0600 Report

My Fav hooby id dance…I dance and sing for myself whenever i feel to do it. If i miss my walk due to climatic reasons i just put on my fav song and start dancing and this balances my exercise.

RSRaz
RSRaz 2013-11-29 20:00:23 -0600 Report

I find that when I'm hiking or even just walking once my blood sugar drops below normal fasting it then drops like a stone and the world suddenly becomes a bit tilted. I always carry a small fast sugar snack and after 10minutes I'm back to normal. And think meditative yoga is helpful in getting in touch with your body and recognizing the crash.

My favorite quick energy snack is sultan raisons mixed with walnut halfs.

jaydoubleyou23
jaydoubleyou23 2013-11-29 19:21:32 -0600 Report

I used to be in dance, but every time we were about to perform on stage I would over excite myself and end up hitting a blood sugar of 60! After a while I just stopped. I was honeymooning pretty bad during that time too which might have a lot to do about it but I'm thinking about starting back up again.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-11-25 17:01:47 -0600 Report

Howdy RS

My most recent "hobby" (if it may be called that) was dancing. I danced at least 3 times a week and did everything from waltzes to swing step to square dancing. I really didn't take a meter with me and test, but I am sure the exercise I got did me good. I gave it up because I got married to a wonderful lady, my "Jem" who had heart problems and also joint problems which made dancing dangerous for her, and she couldn't even watch her new hubby dance since she was totally blind. So I decided to quit so as not to put a wedge between us. Now my stamina is not good and I can't dance. I tried it recently and I found myself being fatigued during the first set of contra dances, so I had to drop out.

I really haven't found any other "hobby" to replace it, unless one could consider reading and answering posts here on Diabetic Connect and sister sites a hobby.

Praying god's best on you and yours

James