AN AWESOME SWIM DESPITE TERRIBLE BGS EXPERIMENT #1:
well, i really didnt know what to expect when i turned my pump off today, because i hadnt been in the pool for the weekend plus yesterday; a total of 3 straight days without swimming. ugh. but i really didnt expect what happened; i was totally blindsided.
when i was prepping for my swim on ZB i started out at 106. i pre-bolused .5 units and had a diet Pepsi (which usually helps keeping my BGs in check.) for 1.5 hours of ZB my BG remained completely stable, even going down a tiny bit (101). i didnt think that i would go high, so i chilled out for another 1/2 hour before dashing to the pool. right before i jumped in, i tested and my BG had climbed to 152 !!! OMG. i decided to forgo my 15 minute warm-up pace and just crank up the volume.
the pool was packed with children day campers and “mommy and me” swimmers. there were only 2 adult lap lanes available: the “SLOW” lane and the “FAST” lane. the lanes were both packed. i jumped into the fast lane and worked as hard as i could to kick butt and keep up. there were 5 people in my lane. but for 90 minutes, i wasnt a diabetic, and it was fabulous. it was just me against the water, measuring each stroke, calmed by the sound of my breathing…AB FAB.
i did a lot of upperbody work today to help increase my speed. i dont usually like using too much upper body simply because i dont care for the muscles it creates…but thats just a personal vanity thing. i do, however enjoy the benefit of going faster, though. and it was a sure fire way to help me keep up with the tough guys doing the Butter Fly.
i will be back in the pool tomorrow, so i am 1) hoping for a good night without crashes, and 2) looking forward to a lower flatline.
here are today’s stats:
12pm bg 101 (after 1 hour of ZB)
12:30 bg 104
1:20 bg 152
1:50 bg 156
2:20 bg 133
2:50 bg 123 (bolused 2.6 units for replacement basal) (didnt know exactly how much insulin to bolus for because the past 3 days of NOT swimming has caused me to need higher basal rates)
3:25 bg 112 (bolused 1.5 units for my re-fuel shakes)
now everything is a crapshoot. i dont know exactly what to expect from my body. however, i am certain that if Eric is peeping in on this post, he will know exactly what i should expect. so i am hoping that he is and that he will share (as he always does ).