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3/10/11 12:03 A

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The advice below sounds like what I have learned. -If you pump, set a temp. basal and if you inject insulin, carry something with you to increase you blood sugar and/or take 1/2 the required insulin. Have you ever tested before and after exercise to see how much your blood sugar drops. It's normal for the blood sugar to drop as a result of exercising. On National Diabetes day last year there was a 10 minute exercise about this -take your blood sugar, go exercise for 10 minutes and then come back and check your blood sugar again. Most people found that the levels had dropped even with that short bit of exercise.

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3/5/11 12:25 P

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Do you keep a record of your readings, along with times you exercise? You need to share this information to your doctor so he/she can help you make adjustments.

It is really frustrating trying to lose weight with diabetes, isn't it?
Good luck!!

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3/4/11 9:07 P

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If you are injecting, I'd have to ask when you're exercising. I do it in the evening and have to cut my dosage in half for dinner. It prevents my midnight lows from occurring.

I hope that helps a bit!

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3/4/11 10:06 A

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Are you a pumper?

If so, you can lower your basal before exercising to keep you from going low.

If you're injecting, then I'm afraid I don't have suggestions. I know you don't want to have to eat in order to exercise. I guess the best thing would be to keep popping glucose tablets (low carb, fat free) to keep your sugar up enough for exercising.

There are lots of diabetics who are injecting and exercising, so hopefully some will chime in. Congrats on your current success!

Valerie



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3/4/11 9:09 A

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Hi, my name is Barbara and I am type 1 - insulin dependent. I have been walking for the last 8 months and I've lost 24 pounds. I would like to lose around 50 more. I just started strength training with my walking and found that my energy is low and my sugar is suddenly dropping (twice in the past 4 days) when I walk or do strenghth training. Any suggestions.

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