If you’ve been following my instagram, you may have heard about how I just got a new job and that I am fortunate enough to be able to bike to and from work. It takes me about 25-30 minutes each way, and it’s mostly flat! …thank goodness. I am not pressured to be there at a certain time, and I’m also not biking super fast.
So what the heck is up with my blood sugars?
Here are three examples from my five-day work week.
At least I don’t over-treat my lows!
I once started at a solid and level 121, and when I got home I was 44. Thankfully I made it home.
I also started at 142, and ended at 60. AGAIN, thankfully I got home.
This one I also find crazy, starting at 207 (oops) and ending at a nice 87. This one I’m definitely okay with, minus the high BG, but ending at 87 is nice. However, it is still a HUGE drop.
In all situations I suspended my pump during the duration of my bike ride. It just seems like no matter what I do, I drop at least 80 mg/dl. I don’t even have any major active insulin, as I eat lunch at 12:30 and ride bike home at 4:00 or later.
UPDATE: I now eat 2-3 gummy bears (10g carbs) before I start my bike ride, and this has worked well. Trial and error is key.
p.s. I use the app MySugr for logging all my meals, blood sugars, and activities.