Exercise and I never liked each other.
Exercise is supposed to be good for a diabetic. Lower bloodsugars, loose weight, make you feel good.
Exercise for me: roller coaster of lows/highs/lows, gained weight, and felt like crap from the roller coaster ride.
With my new Dexcom and my diabetic educator, exercise is back on the daily menu.
Tips I Learned about Exercise:
-Exercise in the morning, before you have any boluses in your system. If you have bolused in the last 4 hrs, be careful exercising. My sugars bottom out quickly!
-Exercise for less than 30 minutes (light to moderate)- not a lot to change. Bolus normally for breakfast, but watch out 6 hours later when your sugars will drop.
-Exercise for more than 30 minutes- be prepared to sip on watered down juice or gatorade for 10-15 g of carbohydrates.
-Anaerobic raises bloodsugars (weight lifting).
I have been biking for an hour in the mornings, pushing for 5 days a week. I also have a 7 minute workout (jump jacks, planks, lunges, etc) and trying to get 10 good pushups in a day.
When you and Exercise have been at odds as long as I have, this will be quite an undertaking to keep up.