Indoor Bike x 2
- 3:12 pm, BG: 142, Start ride
- 3:30 pm, BG: 101, End ride
- 4:00 pm, BG: 100, 30 mins post ride
- 5:23 pm, BG: 123, Start ride, 5 g carbs
- 5:46 pm, BG: 89, End ride
- 6:15 pm, BG: 100, 30 mins post ride
Today I timed my workouts 100% based on what my blood sugars were doing. This morning when I woke up, I was a bit low for a workout at 77 and had been trending down. Automode kicked out in my sleep* and I have my basal set pretty high in the mornings to combat the dawn phenomenon if my pump isn’t in automode. With that in mind, I made a game time decision, had breakfast and coffee at 5:00 am and decided to ride the bike later.
Since I missed my morning workout, I waited for my lunch protein to hit (about 40g around noon for a grilled chicken salad) and took my actual lunch break to bike a few miles around 3 pm to help bring my BGs down. I could get used to this whole working from home thing! Then I got some more work done, let the BGs rise again and got back on the bike after work. For the second ride, my BGs were starting to trend down a bit before I started so I had about 5g of carbs (and had more nearby just in case) to prevent a low later. You can see from my line that I dropped pretty quickly at the end but I was saved by the carbs I had already eaten and hung right around 100 for the hour post ride. Now, I’ll let automode do it’s thing for the rest of the evening and hopefully get a great night sleep!
The ride itself was pretty boring** but I listened to episode #322 Justin Is Recovering From Coronavirus from the Juicebox Podcast while I was riding and it was pretty interesting. It was really cool to hear another T1D talk about recovering from COVID-19. Check it out if you have a few minutes and let me know what you think in the comments!
*I’m a REALLY heavy sleeper. My pump alarms usually wake up Marty and Miles before they ever wake me up.
**Clearly cycling isn’t my passion but it does make for great cross-training!
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