Hot Yoga

26 and 2

  • 7:30 am,  BG: 80
  • 8:00 am,   BG: 60, Start class, 17g carbs
  • 8:45 am,   BG: 127
  • 9:06 am,   BG: 92, Sensor expired
  • 9:40 am,   BG: 89, 10 Minutes Post Workout
  • 10:00 am, BG: 102, 30 Minutes Post Workout

On today’s training plan was a 30 minute bike and a 30 minute swim but I made a game time decision and went to a yoga class instead. Marty and I had a date night last night that included a few low carb drinks and from the time I woke up this morning, my BGs started to drop from last night’s indulgence. Since alcohol can unpredictably lower BG, I decided yoga would be a better workout than cardio since it tends to have less of an impact on my BG. It is also easier to have gummies near by and check my sensor readings in a yoga class as opposed to swimming.

Today was definitely not my best day in terms of BG management. I had some gummies just before class started, did a small correction mid-class (0.8 U) to avoid a spike because I thought I had too many carbs to correct my low at the start of class but it turned out the effect of the alcohol was stronger than I thought and I had another 4g of carbs toward the end of class. Then, I forgot that today was my sensor change day* and my sensor expired at 9:06 am. Whoops! I finished class without data, going off of how I was feeling and tested with my meter as soon as I got back to the car. I did another meter test around 10:00 am to be sure I wasn’t going to experience a post-workout drop.

*My sensor changes usually mean about 2 hours and 30 minutes or so without sensor data (30 minutes to charge the transmitter and 2 hours for the sensor to warm up). Since I had some lingering effects from the alcohol, the class, some food and insulin all impacting my BGs this morning, I used my meter and finger sticks about every 15 minutes to make sure I stay in target range today.

Published by Jenny Nat


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