SWIMMING WITH LESS ZB TIME EXPERIMENT #1:
so today was a first for this experiment. the thought of doing it made me nervous, but i did a test before committing to it and was totally shocked at the outcome. while i was prepping for my swim on ZB, i watched my BGs every 1/2 hour. i had prebolused .6 units today (a little more than usual ) because i started out on the high side ( 109 ). within 1/2 an hour my BG had come down to 99, and then after another 1/2 hour had passed, i came down to 92. that was after 1 entire hour off of basal! another 1/2 hour, i started to rise slightly, and 15 minutes later, i started to spike, so i left for the pool 20 minutes earlier than usual. all worked out well, and for tomorrow’s swim, i will leave 1/2 hour earlier. the spike happens REALLY fast (within minutes, literately). i want to be in the pool right BEFORE the spike. so that will be tomorrow’s goal.
as for today’s swim, my numbers were decent. i didnt need any glucose tabs at all. i swam at a nice pace, but i was very very relaxed. my mind wandered all over the place. it was truly wonderful and for 90 minutes i wasnt diabetic.
here are today’s stats:
1pm bg 120
1:10 bg 135
1:45 bg 113
2:10 bg 91
2:40 bg 91 bolused 2.4 units for basal replacement; a little less than yesterday b/c i wasnt on ZB for as long as usual.
3:10 bg 74 bolused 1.5 units to cover my Boost refuel shakes (again, a little less than usual b/c i tried this dosage yesterday and it worked out very well for me )
i changed my dinner ICR for this evening b/c last night post dinner i crashed down to 32 and had to drink a gallon of apple cider. i was shaking and sweating and saw stars before i could get my BG up to 84. fortunately, the juice did its job!
so, for tomorrow’s swim, i will, as i said, try less ZB time pre-swim. and, i will see how all insulin boluses work out from this evening and work from there.