How do you prevent low blood sugars related to exercise?
Lower basal insulin
Lower bolus insulin
Use temporary targets with my closed-loop system
Eat extra carbohydrates
A little bit of all of these things
I rarely experience lows while exercising; sometimes I have lows several or many hours later.
Physical activity has many benefits for both physical and mental health, and yet there are many people who are not meeting the recommended weekly amount of exercise. This could be due in part to the many common barriers to exercise: time, energy, accessibility, motivation, etc. People with type 1 diabetes may experience the same barriers plus the added challenge of managing blood glucose levels during and after exercising.
Check out this article, "Finding Your Footing with Physical Activity and T1D" by our Clinical Director, Marissa Town, BSN, RN, CDCES.