This year I have had to shovel a lot. My brother is in college, and also we have a lot of snow. So I use shoveling as a sports activity.
But, for me, it seems that shoveling raises my BG enough that I have to take a few units of insulin.
Is shoveling a type of sports activity that normally raises BG with most people? How do you know that a sport will raise your BG, in general?
How do you deal with these sports? I know how to manage sports that lower your BG, but those that raise your BG not so much. Some things I can figure out: increase basal 45 minutes before, small boluses ahead of time, refuel the same way as other sports. Is there a method I don’t know?
I am not worried about shoveling BG: it’s not hard to dose for it. But I’d like to know how to deal with these sports in general.