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Exercise and Sports from 2006

  1. My daughter, a pumper, runs low for several hours after swimming. How do we keep her in range? Is this common in young athletes? (20 Dec 2006)
  2. My blood sugars rise and I develop ketones after swim practice or meets. Why is this happening? I thought exercise lowers blood sugars. (17 Dec 2006)
  3. Before he had diabetes, my son was known as Mr. Hustle on the field. Now, he's just not that energetic. Is this related to his diabetes? (20 Nov 2006)
  4. Is it correct that exercising muscle needs no or lesser insulin for glucose uptake? (2 Nov 2006)
  5. My active son is having wide blood sugar swings. He often needs to change his infusion set once or twice daily due to kinking. Is this related to his activity? (21 Oct 2006)
  6. Although I no longer have lows during exercise, I am often high afterwards despite a basal increase. How can I prevent these highs? (21 Oct 2006)
  7. How should my son deal with his pump while skateboarding or snowboarding? He's concerned about breaking it or dropping it. (11 Oct 2006)
  8. Sometimes my insulin makes my blood sugar drop from dancing, but I usually am high afterwards. Is this normal? What should I do to prevent the highs? (3 Oct 2006)
  9. My daughter, who uses a pump, has "ground fighting" as training. Afterwards, her blood sugar is very high causing her to be ill that day and the next. What should she do? (18 Sep 2006)
  10. If my daughter eats dessert right after dinner, how should calculate her bolus on her pump? When should we be correcting post exercise highs? (18 Sep 2006)
  11. I have hypoglycemia. After weightlifting, my blood sugar rises before it falls and then I can't sleep. Do I need a longer recovery time for my muscles? (18 Sep 2006)
  12. How dangerous is a high blood sugar, without ketones, at wrestling practice, if it comes back down to normal after practice is over? (25 Aug 2006)
  13. Would taking one cycle of anabolic steroids effect my diabetes? Would it worsen my condition? Is there a big risk taking it since I have diabetes? (11 Aug 2006)
  14. We are taking our daughter backpacking. She takes Lantus in the morning and Humalog with meals. Exercise makes her low. Should we reduce her Lantus? (1 Aug 2006)
  15. While playing football, where should my teen son wear his pump? (30 Jul 2006)
  16. I eat a snack and decrease my insulin right before I start a 45 to 60 minute rowing workout, but still have lows. What should I do? (9 Jul 2006)
  17. My daughter, a competitive swimmer, develops ketones near the end of long distance races and has been advised to stop distance races. How can we help her? (7 Jul 2006)
  18. I am training to run in a marathon in the fall. What should my ideal glucose level be prior to the start of the race? (7 Jul 2006)
  19. During soccer tournaments, my son is often low before his second game. Then, he may have blurry vision. What should we do to keep his blood sugar in range? (6 Jun 2006)
  20. When my daughter attends basketball camps this summer, what is the best way to use her pump? Should we try the un-tethered approach? (20 May 2006)
  21. Why are you not supposed to exercise when you have ketones? (19 May 2006)
  22. Just diagnosed, my son has lows during soccer. We have reduced insulin and increased carbohydrates, but still see lows. What do you recommend? (19 May 2006)
  23. If a child is in the 300 to 460 mg/dl [16.7 and 25.6 mmol/L] range, is it okay for her to exercise to lower her blood sugars? (25 Apr 2006)
  24. Can the symptoms of diabetes be minor if blood sugar levels are kept under control with exercise? (14 Mar 2006)
  25. If my husband's fasting blood sugar is somewhat elevated, can he still exercise? He is overweight and has a heart problem. (27 Feb 2006)
  26. Many hours after exercise, which is daily, I am having low blood sugars. What can I do to fix this problem? I take Lantus and Humalog. (17 Feb 2006)
  27. My teen son has gotten dumbbells to build up his arm muscles. I've heard that this is not a good idea. Will he be doing damage to his body? (24 Jan 2006)

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