I fell into this understanding by 'accident'. Six months ago, I began bike riding, building slowly to 30 miles in 3.5 hours or so, To avoid injury I paced this over 60 days. I enjoy so many aspects of riding my recumbent. Fresh air, endorphins fixing some or all of my depression, beautiful scenery, improving my cardio/vas, stress reduction, and guess what folks? better bs control! not only that, but learning that there is a repeatable correlation. Twice now, after a two hour ride, bs from 170 to 70, in the pm. I have an app that records the elevation change, distance and time and calculates the calories burned. How can it be that 1600 calories burned = 400 carbs burned. No wonder I snack during the ride, consuming 30 to 60 grams of carbs. I remember those aching moments over the past 4 years of having too hi bs show up on my meter and thinking "oh my" whatever am i to do to get it down. I used to walk around the block a couple of times and saw little change. Now I just go for a ride. So, tomorrow when I plan a 30 miler or so, I shan't inject my usual 12 units of lantus solar star, and I will be just fine. Why do I share this with you? There is very little written on the subject of…"finding a favorite way of exercising, then test to see the effects as you build up the time and energy expended." You might be surprised and encouraged as I am. I was euphoric last week, when " I got it." Everyone asks " Well, you are controlling it, aren't you." Now I can reply enthusiastically - you bet; I have one more very important tool now.
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