Exercise when being type 1

By olefart2 Latest Reply 2010-07-16 17:14:45 -0500
Started 2010-07-15 15:13:43 -0500

It was hard enough for me to get use to being type 1 (since 7-17-05) and working in a stone quarry. Adjusting insulin wasn't easy till I got my pump (mini-med) in october of 09. Trying to exercise leaves me with way to many lows(90 or less). Can anyone help me with this problem? Any comments will help

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olefart2 2010-07-16 17:14:45 -0500 Report

The people that have type 2 really don't know what it's like being a type 1. I Can not drive a car unless my bs is over 100. My Dr. in madison Wi says that I can't work unless my bs is 120 or more. You have to have somewhere to crash to. My lowest reading was 37 and it will scare you to have a reading that low. I can be at 130 and after 30 mins of exercise it will be 90. It's really a roller coaster ride.

kdroberts 2010-07-15 15:24:14 -0500 Report

Well, 90 isn't that low. Are you going lower than 60-70 often? Have you tried temporarily backing off your basal rate a little before, during and a little after you are working out?

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