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5/26/09 6:45 P

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hey that is so great advice I love the ideas seems the more knowledge we have the better our diabetes outcome will be.

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13

I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)

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5/26/09 1:31 P

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Good info, but don't forget you can make this work in your favor too...
If you're too high and need to do a correction, if you inject your leg and then go for a walk, you'll come down faster. I do this generally with only 1/2 the usual correction, then check after the walk and correct further if still necessary so as to hopefully eliminate the over-correction problem. Do this with caution though until you figure out how YOU respond.

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5/26/09 12:31 P

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Good info...thanks for posting it. Happy exercising!

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5/26/09 12:23 P

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We have hunted high and low for some good advice and found this and the site it is from:

Location, location, location - picking a site when exercising

Consider what you will be doing that day, morning, afternoon or evening when selecting insulin injection sites. Injecting into areas close to groups of muscles that will be active can increase the rate of absorption of the insulin, subsequently increasing the likelihood of hypo's

If you will be participating in activities that require a lot of lower limb muscle use (like cycling, running, long walks etc) avoid injecting into the upper outer thigh or hip regions. Similarly if you will be using your arms alot (paddling during surfing, kayaking or canoeing, swimming etc) avoid injecting into your upper arm.

And of course if you are planning on doing a million trillion sit-ups then you should steer away from injecting into your abdomen before hand! You may also want to seek some specialist advice as you could have a problem.

Latent Hypo's - Be aware, not alarmed!

Exercise can have an effect on your BGLs 24 hours, or even up to 48 hours post exercise for some people.
Be sure to continue to monitor your BGLs more regularly following exercise, particularly if you are participating in a prolonged or intensive activity. If you are on a basal bolus regime (one long acting insulin injection or basal, then short acting insulin to cover meals or bolus') you may need to reduce your basal dosage both pre and post exercise. You may also need to adjust your bolus dosages, as insulin is more effective when you exercise.

Test twice before you exercise

Testing once before you exercise gives you a snap shot of what your BGL is at that particular point in time.

However if you test twice you can get an idea of how your BGLs are trending - are you heading up? Are you heading down? If you are on a pump how much active insulin do you have on board? Do you need to complete a correction, or further reduce your basal rates?

If you are on a basal bolus regime do you need to eat some additional serves of quick and/or long acting carbohydrates before you start exercising?

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