Much to the dismay of some I coach basketball in the winter and the adrenaline blood sugar spike appears during games. I get excited during games and pace the sideline like a hamster stuck in a cage. I have to be moving, you would think that all of that pacing would help lower my blood sugar but I have no such luck. The tough part is trying to cover the spike with insulin, I will take a unit or two thirty minutes before the game and my blood sugar will still climb above 225.
Post game my blood sugar will come crashing down and then comes the famous snack to fix a low. That battle is never easy but one that I have gotten much better at since I started coaching ten years ago. Adrenaline is a crazy thing and is just another challenge when it comes to blood sugar management. As always I will continue to work on a fix so that my blood sugars stay in range, if anyone has any tips or suggestions I'm all ears.