So I've started excerising again and I everything I thought I knew about excerising and blood sugars is apparently wrong.
The class happens twice a week(monday and wednesday nights after dinner) but monday is an aquafit while wednesday is a aqua jog.
Both monday night and tonight, I was running above or at my target all day. Before dinner on monday i was 15. I did a correction, but didn't bolus the complete dosage amount for the meal. I also ate a pear on my 10minute walk to the gym with my girlfriend. Did a 45minute aqua workout and headed to the sauna for about 5-10minutes. After the class, we walked home and I was feeling tired but alright. By the time I got home 10minutes later, I was 4.6! I thought it was just cuz of the excerise and corrected.
Woke up in the morning and did my 18u of Lantus as usual and went to work. All day I was running in the high 4's to 6's(my target) with a few spikes. By 430pm when my boyfriend came to get me at work, I was 4.3. Afternoon lows only usually happen for me if my morning dose is too high(lunch to dinner is usually when I tend to run higher, but even a slight change in my lunch carb ratio will make me go low). Everything I ate Tuesday had been packaged, so my carb count units were dead on. And I rounded down, rather than rounding up like I usually do if it's a 3.5 dose or something.
Should I try lowering my Lantus dose a bit the morning after these classes? I never had to do that before when I was working out with a trainer, but I was also taking a different AM/PM Lantus split...
Today I've been running in the 10's for most of the day. At dinner I was 9, and instead of correcting and dosing for dinner, I skipped the correction. I left for the gym shortly after eating(about 15-20mins) so I didn't check my bg before getting into the pool. I worked out again for 45minutes, headed to the sauna for 5-10minutes and then tested in the change room. I was 4.2! So I drank the can of pepsi I had and walked home with my girlfriend.
I'm now an hour since testing at 4.2 and 20minutes since getting home, I'm 14.2. Which is frusterating. I thought that by treating my low, my liver wouldn't start pumping out glucose.
I guess what I'm trying to get to by explaining all of this is...what should I be doing before and after the gym? Should I avoid treating my low after the class, to see if my liver kicks in?