@Eric , i am trying to figure out where i fit in in the scheme of things regarding high/low BGs before, during and after exercise. as a swimmer, i must detach from my pump before i swim. so, i dont have the luxury of setting a temp basal rate. i swim w/out IOB at all. just a pre-swim Ucan bar 1 1/2 hour before i jump into the pool.
Ii do this for 2 reasons: 1) b/c my BGs go low from the exercise, and 2) b/c my body needs the fuel. now, even that i go from about 200BG before i swim down to about 60BG post swim, i need to hook back up to my pump and give myself a bolus to prevent a spike post exercise. i dont know how high to rate my workout on a scale of 1-10, but i am by no means killing myself swimming my laps. i swim moderately, but am not exhausted afterwards, just high from endorphin rush. muscles are tight and strong (i am very lean) but not hurting from lactic acid build-up. before i connected with you, i posted a question about why my BGs would shoot up (sometimes to 300s) post swim. you suggested that i give myself a bolus when i get out of the pool even when i am low. i have followed your advice, and i have never spiked once since then.
So, heres the deal: i go low from my swim, but i still need to give myself insulin afterwards. whats up with this? why does this happen? just very curious and figured you were the go-to-guy