Sunday, June 3, 2012
High intensity muscle work, a new tricky project...
Yesterday, I took a unit of insulin before working out and then had dinner, and saw it rise to 170 mg/dl before I took a walk and another correction and it began to descend.
In the end, I spent the 7pm-midnight window out of range, and a correction at about 9:30pm brought things back to normal overnight. I looks like I needed about 1.5 more units somewhere in the mix. The caveat... I'm not sure I would want to bolus much more in this situation because my wake-up BG was 50-60 mg/dl. I think the exercise impacted my overnight basal. There are surely a few moving parts here.
I may try working out earlier in the day so that I can isolate the impact and get it straightened out before it gets tangled in meal and bedtime factors. It's a bit tricky because the AM isn't probably the best time to do strength training because of the dawn phenomenon, but the pre-dinner window is also less than perfect. Well, just until I get it sorted out... and I will.