Low at Three
Sometime this spring, my friend asked if I was interested in running a half marathon with her. I looked at the calendar and realized that yes, I could. I found a training program and I started running. I’ve been running and running and running. (Yes, I am sick of running and I cannot wait for this race to be over.) When I was sick a few weeks ago, I didn’t run at all. I felt so weak that running felt dangerous. Now that I am better and running again, it seems like my diabetes plan as completely changed. No matter what I do, I go low after three miles. Not a low where I can take some glucose and keep running. It’s lows where I feel nauseous and dizzy and I think my legs might break. They are lows where I feel completely unsafe running. Running with my friend is really important to me, but I’m not sure how to get beyond this. Ready for my list of questions?
- Has this ever happened to you?
- How did you get past it?
- Did you tweak food, boluses, basals, all of the above?
- How much sugar did you carry with you to make sure you had enough to be safe?