I am looking for soccer players or parents of soccer players for idea and strategies to use with pump and maintaining blood glucose levels during/after soccer games and practices.
My son is on the freshman soccer team and plays in assorted HS leagues throughout the year. Before his pump (last April), we had a good system of preventing lows. Now that he is on the pump, he is usually high after games and practices. Part of this is due to removing the pump for intense play (games, scrimmages) and I believe, part is due to the hormonal response to the intense exercise (and adolsecent growth, too). We have tried giving half of the bolus he will miss before the game (but are cautious as he does not want to go low). Usually, we just go with it and correct after the game. His A1c has ben very good. Also, wondering what BG level you strive for before the game...if we go for the 150-160, it seems to be too high. We also do not always heed the level where sports participation is not recommended...unless very high (400+) or ketones, we usually bolus and he plays. It is real life, not textbook! Any tips, ideas, feedback are appreciated.