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Exercise and Sports

My 15 year old daughter does springboard diving. Even when she eats an extra snack before diving, her blood sugars drop too low while exercising. Any ideas?

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My 3 year old son has just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. How much daily exercise is the correct amount for him?

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My eight year old son has had type 1 diabetes for about 10 months. Is there a video explaining the importance of exercise and showing what exercises are good for children with diabetes?

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My brother-in-law likes to work out. He goes through times without a diabetic reaction and seems to lose muscle mass, and then there are times when he is having reactions all the time (daily) and bulking up at the same time. Is this possible? Is it possible that his vanity is causing him to take more insulin than needed to bulk up?

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Why shouldn’t you exercise if your blood sugar level is higher than 240 mg/dl [13.3 mmol/L]? I thought exercise helped bring blood sugars back down.

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Our ten year old son’s baseball season will begin soon. Although he has managed games and practices before with fairly good results, this will be his first season as a “pumper.” I am in a bit of a quandary as to where he might wear his pump to protect it from sliding, etc.

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My five year old son, who has type 1 diabetes, will be starting full-time kindergarten this year and participating in physical education class. Can you explain to me why exercise needs to be delayed if ketones are present? Are there risks or complications to exercising when there are ketones present?

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I have type 1 diabetes and ride a mountain bike 10 miles after work three days a week and 30 miles a day on weekends. What does riding a mountain bike year round do to the sugar levels?

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We are having a very difficult time at the beginning of gymnastics. At least once — sometimes twice — a week she is crashing. I have done everything in the evening to try and prevent these lows. I have tried to cut her insulin in half. I have tried to feed her earlier but nothing seems to work.

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I am 15, and whenever I exercise my blood sugar raises to about 300 mg/dl [16. 7 mmol/L], and I don’t know why.

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