I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in April of this year at the age of 43.
My whole life Iv'e been into long distance running and bicycling, well I did have to give up running due to a calf injury which became too bad to run last year so now days I ride my bike, do sit ups and push ups.
After being diagnosed with diabetes I didn't think I was going to be able to ride like I used to because back in April diabetes made me lose about 30 pounds. I went from 175 down to 145 very fast. I have gained 10 pounds back since then so I'm 155 now and riding like I used to like 10 years ago and still improving especially on the mountain climbs.
Back in late may I decided to do the Tour de Cure which raises money for the American Diabetes Association. When I started my training I noticed that when I would ride my blood sugar would go down and sometimes it would go way too low so I started eating a powerBar that had 30 grams of carbs. I'd check my blood sugar around 20 miles into the ride and would take it every 20 miles after that. Each time my blood sugar would go down and I'd eat another powerBar. Generally my blood sugar would be around 90-160 before, during and after the ride. Lately my blood sugars have been going high during and after my ride so I would only eat about half a powerBar, but still my sugars are still going very high so the last 3 rides I've gone on I haven't been eating anything before my ride and my sugars are still going up. However, about 2 hours after the rides my blood sugar has been dropping. Lately what's been going on is my blood sugar has been about 160 before the ride, then going over 200 20 to 30 miles into the ride and 180 after the ride and that's without eating anything for half of a powerBar or Cliff bar during the ride.
This weird blood sugar stuff actually started at the Tour de Cure last Saturday August 20th. Before the ride my blood sugar was at 150. I ate a 30 carb PowerBar. Took blood sugar about 30 miles into the ride and my blood sugar was at 300. I asked a person at the medical tent at the aid station what to do and she suggested I take 2 units of insulin and wait about 20 minutes to see if it starts going down. I went down to 250 so I rode another 30 miles and it went down to 220 and after the 100 mile ride my sugar was at 200 and I only had the powerBar before the ride and only a half powerBar during the ride. Hours later it finally did drop to a good level of 120.
It seems like the better shape I get into the higher my blood sugar goes. Has this happened to anybody else?