“I was runnnnnning”

I posted the other day about not having any hypos (low’s) for several weeks. And wouldn’t you know .. I woke up the next day in the 60s.  And by lunch time I was 54. Figures!  I’m not complaining, though. It’s much easier to bring up a low, than to bring down a high. 

On Saturday I decided to start a Couch to 5k program (I have an app on my phone that talks me through it.)  I have started this before, but never got very far. I’m hoping that I stick with it longer.. all I can do is try my best. I would love to run in a 5k one day. 🙂  So far I have run twice, both times 1.5 miles (ish) each.   

But I’m wondering if my low’s are a result of the running?  I read a post from a runner recently where he said that his sugars affected up to 2 days after his run.  I found that very interesting, and am wondering if any other PWD’s experience something similar?  If so, maybe that’s the reason for my good numbers all of a sudden.   Whatever it is, I’ll take it.  🙂

About Shannon

I am a wife, a mommy, and a Type 1 diabetic (since '92.) I have had two successful pregnancies - one of which was with twins. I wear an insulin pump- - off and on for 17 years; currently on the Medtronic pump and CGM. I am not a medical professional, nor am I giving medical advice. I am just sharing my day to day stories of someone who lives with this disease every day. My ultimate goal is to raise awareness.
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3 Responses to “I was runnnnnning”

  1. Johanna B says:

    I’ll probably never be a runner but I am an avid walker. The longest race I’ve done is a 10K and I’ve noticed that my BG is better for days after a long walk. I think the effect of exercise is cumulative – the more you do (up to a point, of course) the more you benefit.

    • Shannon says:

      That makes sense — and since it’s been such a drastic swing of being 160+ for days (couple of weeks) then I run a couple of times and now I’m not going above 120 … I figured there must be a tie in with the exercise. Our bodies are pretty crazy machines – so much going on that affects different things!

  2. First – love that you posted a picture of Forest – my favorite movie of all time.
    Second – the only time one would catch me running is if zombies were after me.
    Third and more on point – sweetstuff started using my elliptical a couple months ago. We have noticed that her sugars have improved overall but also that the low from the 45-60 min of activity on the elliptical seem to effect her 5-6 hours later. Not sure yet how we fix this.
    Good job on the increased activity!

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