Recently, i have posted on my swimming thread about how i have had to make tweaks and changes in both my basal rates as well as my ICRs.
it seems that my body is becoming more insulin sensitive. i would not have noticed this if the changes werent significant. i would have waited for patterns to emerge over the course of a week or so. but, i had continued to crash into the low 40s regularly and have found myself eating a lot of yummy correction foods (cookies, malt balls, juices,etc).
i am surprised by this b/c it did not happen to me last year when i began swimming regularly. but just these past few weeks, my insulin needs have continued to drop. i keep amazing records for my own benefit to see my BGs and what i eat and how i respond to what i’ve eaten. i write down everything. literally.
well last week i was hooked up to a “trial” Dexcom run for one week. (although i think i will get about 10 days out of it, which coincides with my next endo appointment)
since i have had the dexcom, i have been able to short stop some crashes as well as see patterns much faster than just by keeping my BG logs.
has anyone else noticed that their body’s need for insulin has been changed by their exercise routine? i know that a lot of you (or your active children) do lowered temp basals for over-night. i have never needed to do this. my over-night BGs are always steady and in target.
but what i mean to ask is have you noticed that the more fit you are, the less insulin you need?