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Exercise with Blood Sugar Over 250?

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Yep, that’s me.  I grew up being told not to exercise with blood sugar over 250 because it would put me into ketone making mode.  Nowadays, I don’t exercise over 160 just because it doesn’t feel good on my feet and I don’t want to suffer through exercise since that might encourage me to not keep up with it the next day.  In other words, I don’t want a bad experience to ruin my motivation.

Lately, I can’t help but notice that I hear of a lot of kids with type 1 exercising well over 250.  I immediately assumed that the information had changed and that what I grew up knowing was outdated.  Wil, a type 1 and certified diabetes educator answered my question at Diabetes Mine today.  Go on over there and check it out.  I think it’s important we know what to do in order to minimize serious complications like ketones, which can lead to ketoacidosis.  I remember sitting out soccer matches and basketball games but it was for the best.  I remember lying to my parents about my blood sugars and playing in some of those games and feeling really acidic and weak and like I was going to die for a week afterwards.  It really wasn’t worth it.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Stay safe!