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Hello, I am a runner and I am trying to lose ten pounds but every time I run I have to intake honey to avoid a low bs afterwards. What is the best way to solve this blood sugar workout problem?

7 Answers
with type 1 diabetes since 2012.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Sterling Heights, MI
Protein will maintain a good blood sugar, so make sure before during & after you're having a low carb say around 15-20 with protein maybe even make yourself a smoothy

Burnsville, MN
Thanks for your response, so protein will keep my sugar up if I have it before a workout even though it doesn't contain carbs?

I find getting started is the hardest part of exercising with T1 because of the calories needed to keep BG up. I'm curious what others will have to say about this. The idea of course is to burn more calories than we are eating.

supporting a spouse with type 1 diabetes since 2000.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
Chicago, IL
my husband is just beginning an exercise regimen, and is on the pump. He's done this before, and struggles with the same issue...dropping during exercise, and then compensating with sugar. defeats the purpose it seems, right?! he is adjusting, by suspending the pump before exercise and then eats about 20 when/if he's low afterword. standard banana. we understand the special struggle this weight loss will be for him. I'm eager to hear others' input.

with type 1 diabetes since 2012.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Sterling Heights, MI
Yes, Protein will give the body the energy it needs to maintain blood sugar levels. When you are active the body burns off carbs much quicker & makes insulin work better. Protein acts as a buffer. Now if you are seeing a lot of lows adjusting your basal would help to or like****said suspending your pump while exercising. The more active you become it will be better overall for your health & your body won't require as much insulin as before. I know the more active my daughter is her blood sugar stays more in range and not many needs for correction. That is nice when I only have to cover for the carbs she eats.

I'm a dad supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Kirkland, WA
As you are likely aware, there is not a one size fits all plan as it depends on your current level of fitness. That said, plan in advance to start your workout on the high-end of normal by backing off your basal in advance and suspend your basal during your workout that should help for running. Also choose complex carbs prior to running such as whole wheat for a more steady release of bs. If you are too low to start an aerobic activity, try instead doing anaerobic such as weight lifting as it will increase your BS.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2008. supporting a friend with type 1 diabetes since 1986.
Thousand Oaks, CA
I drink shakeology which helps me maintain my glucose levels since it is low glycemic