Sentimental Diabetic Drivel... Documenting life of a T1 athlete
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Happy Canada Day!
I love holidays. Of course, who doesn't? I use my holidays for self-induced torture some might say but I disagree. Going on mad exercise adventures are my idea of a great way to spend a day off and more importantly, get outside. I enjoy a good physical challenge.
Today I left on my bike at 11am and didn't arrive back home until 4pm. Mind you actual ride time was only about 3 hours, the rest of the time was spent enjoying the day here there and everywhere. I had another FANTASTIC perfect blood sugar day. I set my temp basal at 25% an hour beforehand and ran it for the entire time. I ate a very small breakfast and bolused for a small portion of it. My blood sugars ranged anywhere between 6.5 (117) and 8.0 (144) for the whole time. Upon arriving home it was sitting at 7.7 (138).
I can't believe its been working out so well for me lately, thank my lucky stars. I'm used to swallowing some sort of fast acting sugar at least once or twice. I guess I'm beginning to learn from experience. I rode close to 70km and a whole lotta uphill to boot. I tried to eat about 20g of carbs per hour which is what kept my BG so steady. Needless to say I have no complaints. Some tired muscles are a welcomed sensation. You can see the outline of dear old pump clipped upside down to my sports bra under my shirt. And yeah, I take pictures of myself, its lame, I know, but I was alone and I really wanted a pic for this post.
As I learned after the 10km race though, I need to keep close monitoring for the next day and reduce boluses to prevent another day of hypos. Yesterday, (the day after the race) I think I had 6 or 7 hypos. Its always well worth it in my mind though and as long as I know its coming, I can be prepared. Sometimes I feel lucky that I usually catch hypos really early. So HAPPY CANADA DAY to you! (even if you aren't Canadian).