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Daisy Mae's swimming BG thread

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#1813

Are you saying you went 50 yards every 45 seconds?

If you did that for 90 minutes it would be 3.4 miles!

That’s awesome!


#1814

yup. i did that!! i think that is one of the reasons that i am so sore today. i really pushed myself like a mad woman yesterday. :rofl:


#1815

That’s also the reason you ran low all night!

You probably used close to about 180 grams worth of carbs, depending on how hard you were pushing yourself. And as soon as you finished, your body started replenishing it, putting it back into your muscles with anything it could get.

When you are done, eat up!


#1816

fifteen minutes after i get home (after my bolus) i drink the 2 Boost Shakes. that’s 32gms of carbs and protein, and i add on some peanut butter with celery. sometimes cashew nuts.

maybe i should drink 3 shakes instead?

3 hours after i had bolused for my shakes i bolus for dinner. i am changing my ICR from 1:12 to 1:14 at dinnertime. i’ll see if that helps. i think it will make a difference. fingers crossed.


#1817

battling BG lows ALL day long, i finally decided to do a TB of 95%. dont know if thats going to be enough of a reduction, but i got to start somewhere. :wink:

also, as i mentioned earlier, i lowered my dinnertime ICR to 1:14. hopefully that should take care of my BGs.

we’ll find out.


#1818

The difference between a 95% basal and 100% basal is about the same as either looking at your insulin vial or not looking at it. :smiley: It is such a tiny difference!

If a 95% TB works, that means you probably would have been fine at 100% or 105%.

I wanted to put that difference into perspective for you.

At your basal rate in the afternoon, and your IC, the difference between being at 100% and 95% is about 1/3 of a single carb!

1/3 of a carb! It’s about the same as you eating this much of a single saltine cracker every hour! Not the whole cracker, just that tiny little bit in the blue!

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Anyway, I just wanted to share that so that you don’t get too worried about small little amounts like that.


#1819

i am super sensitive to insulin, especially when i am swimming. the tiniest amount can be the change all of all change alls. i figure that i have nothing to lose to give it a try.

my normal basal rate at this time of day is .525/hour. at 95% basal, my rate goes down to .475. it could work. but i’ll keep you posted. obviously, if it is not doing the job, i will lower it further. gotta start somewhere, right??? :wink:


#1820

That actually looks about a 10% change?

I think .500/hour would be 95% of the .525/hour


#1821

OKAY…just to give you a sense of how sensitive my body can be, its been 1 hour of 95% TB and i have gotten my BG up to 97. i am going to bolus for dinner in 15 minutes. we’ll see how that change in my ICR works out.

i know its not that wise to make 2 changes at once, b/c if something works, it could be a result of one change or the other, or the combination of the two. fingers crossed.

(also, i remember you always telling me that “today’s BGs are a reflection of yesterday’s activity.” today i did absolutely nothing, so tomorrow might bring completely different needs than today.)


#1822

Absolutely!


#1823

will be swimming tomorrow. cant wait. i took 3 days off and my body has not enjoyed the metabolic readjustment. my basals are kooky, my ICRs are off, my corrections are too many…You get the picture.

but, i’ve been fueling up and re-cooping, so hopefully i will have some back to back great swims. i am keeping my fingers crossed.

DM


#1824

What is your plan? Are you busting it? Are you doing 2 hours?

How about 2 1/2 ?!?!


#1825

sorry to disappoint but i didnt sleep a wink last night. couldnt sleep at all…just stared at the ceiling until at 6am i finally gave up and had bfast. then i went back to sleep. utterly exhausted.

BUT, i will be swimming tomorrow and friday; promise!!!

DM


#1826

Hey Everyone!
DM wanted me to post for her.

She has been in Florida all week and doesn’t have her computer with her, so she has not been able to post, but she has been texting me every day and telling me about her swims.

She has been swimming everyday and has gone 6 days in a row, which is the most she has ever done! She has been swimming very hard and was very sore and needed Advil last night.

Today she is finally taking a break from swimming and is just going to the Mets game.

We talked about her swimming the English Channel. She still needs some convincing. :smiley:

She is doing great. She will be back home in a few days and will give everyone an update!


#1827

In Florida for a week, doesn’t have her computer, swimming everyday, and going to a Mets game… Does it get any better?? Tell her hello, and I hear there may be some envious people around here… :yum:


#1828

Excellent!! Thank her for sharing!


#1829

Really awesome news! Looking forward to the update.


#1830

SWIMMING IN MY OWN POOL EXPERIMENT #1:

okay, well it wasnt exactly my OWN pool, but it might as well have been. every day that i swam, it was empty. it was an outdoor pool at my mother’s place in Sarasota, Florida. the sun shined down on me and warmed the water to a luxurious temperature. not too cold and not too hot either. pure perfection. it was a lap pool, so for those of you who are unfamiliar with that term, it is a fancy way of saying that it is a rather shallow pool which is very long and rectangular. perfect for swimming back and forth and back and forth.

and thats just what i did. i swam back and forth many many times!! :rofl:

my BGs werent excellent, but i always landed in target at the end of my swims. it was a challenge that i put myself up to, b/c since i didnt have to worry about getting a free lane at my local YMCA, i could swim any hour of any day. so i woke up at 5am, ate bfast, went back to sleep for exactly 4 hours, turned off my pump, waited exactly 2.5 hours on zero basal, and jumped in for my usual 90 minute swim. i swam 6 days in a row, and on the 6th day i swam for 2 hours. it was sheer Heaven.

maintaining my BG control was a challenge the entire trip. i didnt sleep well at all, and my meals were more carbs heavy to accomodate the swimming. also, daylight savings time really screwed things up for me (did any of you go through this as well???). also, and i dont mean this in a bad way, my mother is a very stressful person to be around, and i think i kind of absorbed her stress which in turn raised my BG levels. i put my pump up to 140% TB and had my share of IM correction shots. but i managed, and even when it felt unmanageable, i spoke to Eric on the phone and he walked me through, step by step, ways to be truly UNLIMITED, and not give up on myself.

so i wont be posting all of my BG numbers, b/c it would be overwhelming, just needless to say, it went well despite many unexpected challenges. the only other times that i have been on so much basal insulin has been when i am deathly sick (flu, pneumonia, surgery etc.)so this was weird. and, now that i am home, and i swear that this is the absolute truth, when i put my key in my front door, my basal has returned to 100%. i never imagined that a vacation could cause such stress.and whats weirder is that i am totally relaxed. go figure.

so, many many thanks to Eric for pulling me through, and thanks to all of you with your kind words of encouragement. like the saying goes: “It takes a Village.” Thank God for ours!!! :sunny:

signing off,
DM


#1831

I’m so glad you got in your daily swims while visiting your mom!! I’m guessing that was a highlight of the trip! And to have it be the right temperature and close by was excellent!!!

:rofl: For many many years now every vacation with my mother has made me say “Man, I need a vacation from my vacation.” Because it’s so stressful! You are not alone! I’m sorry it’s the case. I am positive there are lots of people you could vacation with who wouldn’t cause you such stress. But family knows how to push buttons. If EH and I travel with my family, we now make a stop elsewhere on the way home to reconnect and decompress. It works wonders.

I’m so glad you figured out the TB stuff and did your best for BG control and managed to swim 6 days in a row!!! And that arriving home reduced the stress! Yay!