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HJCollins

Advice needed about exersizing

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HJCollins

Hi everyone,

 

Ive been pumping for about a month now and have finally plucked up the courage to start exersizing. I used to exersize before I was diagnosed with diabetes 5 years ago however since then havnt really done much exersize. Im going to start swimming and know that ill have to remove my pump however im a bit concerened about when i should test and about how long i shuld leave my pump off. Ill probably be in the water for about 45mins to an hour taking it at a steady pace, but am a little worried about going hypo and about my sugars rising if im off my pump for too long. Any advice would be gratefully recieved.

 

Thankyou in advance

 

Heather

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notme

Heather, I have gone snorkeling for well over an hour and removed my pump with very little problems.

 

Take your blood sugar about ten minutes before entering the pool. I would let your sugar run a bit higher, maybe in the 130 range. The exercise in the pool should keep your blood sugar in control. I would stop after about the first 20 minutes and test, then you can re-enter the pool if your blood sugar is good. If you are low, I would call it quits for the day and try again with your blood sugar higher the next day. Remember that a protein meal an hour or so before your exercise may help keep your blood sugar under control.

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RLK

Nancy gave great advice! I can generally stay "unplugged" for 60-90 minutes without any trouble, provided that it's aerobic activity like swimming or jogging.

Have fun swimming and let us know how it goes!

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