well, i feel pretty good after day three.
last night, i did not feel pretty good. last night we did some exercises outside after our warm up, then ran AROUND THE BUILDING AND UP A HUGELY STEEP HILL. my ankle started bothering me towards the end, so i walked up the hill and jogged down. the trainer told me i didn't have to do the whole hill, but i am not half assing this. i was the last person, and i didn't care. i might have been slow, but i completed it.
i want to recap my blood sugar on these two days of 'real' classes.
wednesday, my pre-workout BG was 112. my post-workout BG was 78. i had set a temporary basal rate that was 50% of my regular basal rate. (educational moment: a basal rate is the amount of insulin my pump delivers every hour automatically, not the extra boluses of insulin i give myself when i eat or when i have high blood sugar). not bad! i ate after working out, so i avoided a low. WOOP WOOP!
so on thursday, i did the same thing. set my temp basal for 50% less than my regular rate. my pre-workout BG was 162. here's where it gets awesome. and by awesome i mean totally crappy and one of the many reasons diabetes is stupid.
after the workout i felt AWFUL. i felt like i was moving in slow motion, it took me so long to walk to my car. i thought it was that second day slump, where you feel worse but then start feeling better after that. my arms felt like weights, it hurt to move. when i checked my blood sugar, it was 48. 48 PEOPLE. i went from 162 to 48 IN AN HOUR. and i didn't 'feel' low! the day before my temp basal calculation worked perfectly! i was mad. i mean, i was glad when i felt better after my BG was back in normal range, but i was pissed that it was so low. why didn't the temp basal work? when i started HIGHER than the day before? was it because we did different exercises? because we ran more? because it was thursday? because the sky is blue? because i wore a purple shirt? WHO KNOWS?
welcome to the world of diabetes calculations.
and i suck at math.