In the title of my blog, I state that no matter where I turn, diabetes is there. Well this weel I have been playing a lot of raquet ball as a way to get myself into better cardiovascular condition. It's great exercise, it's a lot of fun, and unforunately it requires a lot of preparation. A "normal" person just picks up their racket and plays. Well it's not quite as easy for someone with diabetes.
I won't get too terribly far into the details, but yesterday I was set to play at 5pm, so at 3:30 or so I had a nice big lunch and just barely bolused for it so I would have a blood sugar cushion before I played. The first day I played my BG was 199 when I started, and after just one game it was 97. That's a big drop! So anyway, I figured a plate of enchiladas and a yogurt would be plenty to carry myself through an hour of play. Before I left I tested...79. WTF? No way was that going to work. No way. So I stopped at 7-11 and picked up a Sunny Delight (58 carbs) and a bottle of Gatorade. Slammed the Sunny D and tested before I began. 77. It was as close to crying as I have been since the Steel Magnolias incident. It was just so frustrating. So I had to sit out the first 15 minutes of play and wait for the Sunny D to kick in. It finally did, and I played well and had a lot of fun.
An hour later? 225.