Anyone else out there trying to figure out what to eat and drink while exercising for more than a couple of hours?
The popular wisdom is that you consume a couple of hundred calories an hour of mostly carbohydrates with a little protein thrown in to reduce muscle cannibalization. This may be fine for non-diabetics, but if I eat carbs by themselves while exercising my blood sugar goes through the roof. My blood sugar already goes up due to the exercise. At the same time I am expending the glucose I need to stay energized.
Also, I was wondering how long you can exercise without eating?
I rode 35 miles yesterday and ran out of steam just before my final leg home which includes a giant hill.
Maybe I am just old and fat and it has nothing to do with the diabetes.
Anyway, I'm just fishing for suggestions
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