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1/30/14 12:33 P

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Exercise is certainly one of those 'your mileage may vary' situations. Even the type of exercise will affect you differently. Some actually raises your BS.

For me, eating an extra 30 or so grams of carbs just to make it through exercising is counterproductive, when I usually keep my carbs at 30 grams PER DAY. I lower my basal shortly before exercising, and eat my normal 12-gram breakfast, then head out to hike. I usually have to reinstate my basal about 15 minutes before I'm done hiking or I'll go high later.

80% of weight loss is due to what we eat (Gary Taubes, Why We Get Fat) so keeping those carbs as low as possible enables me to lose weight and have BS within target.


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1/30/14 12:53 A

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before I get on the treadmill for 70 minutes, I eat a Fiber One bar with 29 grams of carbs & my blood sugar is in the normal 100 range on both injections & the pump. I have been on both.

Final weight goal of 140 pounds & maintain my fitness with excellent blood sugar management.


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1/30/14 12:30 A

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I am on a pump as well and use glucose tablets and the rule of 15 as well. I do understand that lows bring extra calories if not careful. I each a small carb/protein snack before I exercise and set my basal rate for 50% for 2 hours, so this makes it easier for me to have less. I am still needing less and less insulin because of regular exercise, so I follow algorithms given for adjusting my basal, sensitivity rates.

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12/6/13 5:51 P

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Before u work out, eat a fiber one bar. 30 g of carbs saves me from having a low. I am no longer on the pump, but ate them with one as well. I advise having 2 carbs before a workout. please dO.....

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11/25/13 2:06 P

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Thanks! I haven't used glucose tablets in forever, I am going to try them again. I am on a pump too. Unfortunately my CGM doesn't do a good job of predicting lows until after I am there. :(

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11/24/13 3:37 P

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It's so easy to want to eat everything in sight when you're low, isn't it?

I adhere very closely to the rule of 15: 15 grams of glucose (tablets), wait 15, then test again.

I'm also on a pump, so if I feel a low coming on, I'll adjust my basal to deliver a little less insulin over the next 30 minutes.

Glucose tablets are the best choice for me since they're fat free, low calorie, and don't taste good enough that I'd splurge on them. They work faster than just about anything else, too.

Valerie


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11/24/13 2:20 P

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Just wondering how others out there handle low blood sugars when you are trying to lose weight. They have to be treated therefore you are adding more calories to your day. Is anyone else finding this is making it difficult to lose weight.

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