GETTING READY FOR MY 90 MINUTE SWIM AGAIN EXPERIMENT # 1:
turned off my pump at 11am. i was in PERFECT target range for my swim. on 0% basal for 2.5 hours and my BG remained stable the entire time; from 96 up to 104…no big deal for being on no insulin. but, by the time i walked to the pool (within 15 minutes) i shot up from 104 to 131. great starting point; didnt need to take even 1 glucose tablet. just jumped in and enjoyed myself. got out 1/2 hour later to test my sugars and they had not even budged (130). well, i knew i could easily swim the next 1/2 hour strongly without worrying that i would crash, so that is exactly what i did. and, when i got out of the pool an hour later, my BG had come back into target ( 107 ). i bolused for missed basal insulin, i showered and walked home.
20 minutes later, at home, i tested my BG and i was back down to 87; a very comfortable level for me. i am currently drinking my 2 Boost Shakes. i am eager to see how the night goes. tomorrow i plan on swimming 90 minutes and upping the ante. i can really feel how out of shape i am from having had to go through having pneumonia for all those months. that really sucked. but, now i am getting back into the groove, and i dont want to be so critical of myself. the point isnt the goal, its getting there; its the journey. all this is just more experimentation. I AM DETERMINED TO REMAIN UNLIMITED !!
so here are todays stats:
11:30 BG 93 (turned off pump 1/2 hour ago)
12:30 BG 103
1pm BG 104 (walked to the pool )
1:15 BG 131 (jumped in)
1:45 BG 130
2:15 BG 107 ( bolused 1.1 units for missed basal)
3pm BG 87 (bolused 2.1 units to cover 32 gms of Boost shakes; about 65-70% of total carbs, which is a new experiment)
and, as always, will keep you posted. i know that tomorrow, when i return to my 90 minutes swim, i will be able to use my old, tried and true formulas for both basal replacement as well as insulin bolus for my shakes (50% of carbs). i will have been off all insulin for 4 hours.