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Exercise and Sports

When my eight year old daughter, who is on a pump, plays soccer in the evening, her sugar drops around 12:00 midnight and stays low. What can I do to prevent low blood sugar after activity?

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My teen daughter is a competitive swimmer. She disconnects her pump for swimming, but has lows halfway through practices. She treats the lows and boluses, but is still very high afterwards. Can low sugars cause the liver glycogen reaction to raise her sugars as high as they are going?

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I am now 30 years old, have had type 1 diabetes for 17 years, and I have worn an insulin pump for the last three years. I am a professional modern dancer and still struggle with finding the proper balance of exercise, carbs, and disconnecting my pump.

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I am a professional athlete who has had type 1 for 22 years. I recently had an elevated microalbumin level. What causes this? How does my exercise and diet affect the test?

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How can I prevent air bubbles in the tubing of my MiniMed pump? I only have them when I am outdoors in temperatures that are often below freezing. I often participate in snow sports or winter camping and go back and forth from very warm to very cold temperatures.

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When my daughter attends basketball camps this summer, what is the best way to use her pump? Should we try the un-tethered approach?

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My teen son has had severe cramping in his legs, thighs, groin, arms and calves after his last two football games. How can he prevent them?

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If a child is in the 300 to 460 mg/dl [16.7 and 25.6 mmol/L] range, is it okay for her to exercise to lower her blood sugars?

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Can I take a protein supplement without having any diabetes problems, i.e. no reduction in blood sugars? I want to use them to help with my weight lifting.

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The endocrinologist recommended my son use mini-glucagon to help maintain his blood sugars during a 3 mile run. Is this the best way to prevent a low? He usually reduces his basal insulin and consumes extra carbohydrates, but still goes low.

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