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 I immediately assumed that the information had changed and that what I grew up knowing was outdated.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!