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Exercise and Sports

Our two and one-half year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 at 12 months of age. I’ve been reading more about the impact of exercise on blood sugars. How do you assess the effect of exercise in a child so young? What is considered “exercise”?

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I am keen to continue skydiving following a successful tandem jump but I can find no information or research into the effects of skydiving on diabetes.

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My 15 year old son, who has had diabetes for a year and a half and is in great control, is planning to go on the Boundary Water canoe trip, and now (with three weeks to go) his doctor is getting “cold feet” about the idea. Any suggestions?

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I have type 1 diabetes, and I once noticed a low when I was having exercise-induced muscle cramps, and after treating it, later I ran high. I am curious as to how the formation of lactic acid during exercise would affect the blood glucose during and after exercise.

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My son, age 14, is considering hiking down the Grand Canyon with relatives. It will involve about 5 days with possible 100+ degree temperatures. The only way out is the 13 mile trail or emergency helicopter. Any suggestions?

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My mom has diabetes. She is having problems regulating her sugar. She is type 2 and is on an oral medication. Before walking, her sugar is 120; after walking, she feels weak and nervous. Why was it so good before walking (about 4 miles) and then went up so bad?

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My 12 year old son, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just three months ago, has greatly elevated blood glucose levels when he exercises so he does not take in extra carbs before activities. His diabetes team does not have an answer as to why he does not need extra carbs when exercising or why his glucose goes so high.

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I have type 2 diabetes treated with pills, and about three months ago I started power yoga classes about four times weekly. My problem is that this exercise elevates my fasting blood sugars, and then it doesn’t drop for two to three hours. What can I do to reduce these sugars after exercise? Do the elevations take care of themselves?

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My three year old daughter looks over weight and has put on more weight during the last month. She she plays all the time and sweats so badly it looks as if she just got out of the bath. If she drinks anything, most of the time she has to go to the bathroom within 10 minutes. Could this be diabetes?

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At what blood glucose level should my son not participate in Physical Education? At times his readings are slightly low, and even though he has a juice, it doesn’t rise much.

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