Hi Type One Community:
I am really struggling.
I’m 26 years old and have had T1D for 17 years. I wear the 670G Medtronic pump with the Guardian Sensor, and I’ve always been very active- it’s a big part of my life. Getting a low blood sugar during or after a workout is definitely something I’ve experienced. But recently, I feel like I can’t move my body at all without having my blood sugar drop.
When I go on a brisk walk for 10-15 mins, it drops. If I dance, do a HIIT workout, yoga, kickbox…it drops. I usually workout after lunch or after dinner, so I have carbs in my system. If I know I am going to workout I will not even bolus all of my meal.
If my blood sugar is below 120, I’ll drink juice, have a spoonful of peanut butter and wait for it to come up. If my blood sugar is high, and there is barely any insulin on board, I’ll try to workout for 20-30 mins…but it still drops quickly and drastically.
If it’s high and there is insulin on board I wait to work out.
I feel like my body is extremely sensitive to exercise all of a sudden…have you experienced any of this before? I am feeling defeated and need your help.
When do you workout?
Do you eat before? What foods?
Have you tried “fasted cardio” or working out first thing in the morning?
Is there a setting on the pump that might help?
Any advice is appreciated. Thank you