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3/4/11 4:47 P

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When you turn off your pump do you se an increase in the BG levels after exercise? For instance, I take mine off for any workouts I do that are under 1.5 hours but once I hit that 2 hour mark with no insulin on board the numbers sky rocket...then I start thinking which is worse? eating my weight in Life Savers (I LOATHE glucose tablets!) or having a BG in the 300-400 range for a couple hours? Ugh! So confusing!

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3/4/11 1:15 P

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I did my 2.5 hike around a lake this morning.

My number was 135 when I started so I reduced my basal by 80% for an hour and a half.

Within 30 minutes I was down to 65 so I turned my pump off for the rest of the walk. Had to eat 7 glucose tablets to get to the car, which I don't want to have to do.

Next walk, I'm turning my pump off starting 15 minutes before walking and keeping it off the entire time.



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3/4/11 12:58 P

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Thank you! I DO wear a pump and had my basal set at 30% for 4 hours. I find if I go lower than that I run high into the 200's...

It is what it is...

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3/4/11 10:19 A

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I once did a 10 mile race and got low twice so I can't really help. I found another Sparkpeople member (CE1966) that has ran several races as well as a triathlon. If you contact her she might have better advice for you.

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3/3/11 10:39 P

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Sounds like you must not be a pumper, correct?

The pump allows you to set a temporary basal pattern to allow for exercise.

Other than that, congrats on your marathon!

Valerie


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3/3/11 9:01 P

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Hello fellow Diabetics! I'm not new at all to Spark People but have initiated a new membership in an effort to focus solely on losing weight before my next half marathon. I managed to keep my BG between 168 and 116 during my last race (which was Feb 27th) but was eating life savers by the dozen by mile marker 6...yeah...and my BG was 168 at the start of the race and the highest I got during was 122!!! I need advice on keeping my BG up during 13.1 miles and how to balance that with not carrying more than 2 pounds of gear :0) I'm in training now for my next 1/2 marathon in September and will be running/walking multiple races this summer beginning with two 5k's in May. Any athletes in the house care to advise an aspiring couch potato turned runner?

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