Yesterday was a pretty stressful day for me, my boyfriend, and definitely his mom. My boyfriend, Scott, has T1 and we went to visit his sister at college with his family.
We went for a walk outside (the one warm day this week) in a park (more than 2 miles at a lazy pace), walked around Mizzou's campus, and walked around downtown Columbia. While walking around downtown, Scott did a test because he felt high and was only around 100. From what I understand, this is an "exercise high" or a false feeling of having a high BG level when you are actually low from exercising and now getting enough sugar. In the end, he ended up extremely low on the way home, and then after eating a ton of carby foods to get his strength back, had a BG of almost 600 in the night with trace ketones. His levels are still high today, despite doing large humalog shots.
Now for my actual question...
Scott and I are not very athletic, but are both 19 and in decent shape. Does anyone have any advice about how to ease into an exercise routine without having big jumps in blood glucose levels? I want to start slow, and walking I think would be a good idea. I know we both want to be more active later (when not swamped with homework---after college), but it's a little intimidating to get started when stuff like this usually happens.
Any advice you can share would be great! Thanks!