Over the weekend I planned on going for a bike ride after working in the morning, I ate my breakfast took a little less insulin and set my temp target. It didn't work, two hours later my blood sugar was at 88 and getting on the bike with that blood sugar would be asking for trouble. Then I tried to go for a run after working the morning. That went better and I was able to get in seven strong miles. I did have a little hiccup however, for two hours my blood sugar hovered right around 150 and I couldn't be happier. In a moment of pure joy I said to Kate "I should just set a temp target 24/7, look my blood sugar hasn't moved!!" With that I was off for my run and was feeling great until mile six when I started to get angry at cars going to fast. I don't often like to play cop while running so I peaked at my pump and my blood sugar was 81 and dropping. I made sure to pop some glucose tabs and finished my final mile looking at my pump a lot more then I should have. I was meeting Kate for lunch and had a soda as soon as we sat down to get my blood sugar where I should have been.
The question is am I just having a stretch of bad luck or do I need to go back to the drawing board and get a new approach. My blood sugars have been running a little lower then normal and I have only been taking 31 units a day which is crazy even for me!! Obviously my insulin sensitivity is intense, it always been. Moving forward I will stick with my normal approach but would love to hear what other athletes are doing to keep their blood sugars in range while running or cycling.