What has made the past two days so great has been my blood sugars before, during and after my rides. I have been able to keep my blood sugars below 200 before getting on the bike which is a huge accomplishment for me. Setting a temp basal of 9% three hours before getting on the bike is what works best for me. My blood sugar will crash in the first twenty minutes but a shot of Gu, Gatorade, and a couple bites of a Powerbar get me right back to the 130 mark. From there it is smooth sailing as long as I drink and eat every fifteen minutes. I have been using alarms on my watch to remind me to refuel. To often I get way to in to my ride and forget to eat and drink because I'm so in to the race or ride, if that happens I will often become low and that is the last thing that I want.
I'm happy that the warm air of Spring is finally here. I live for hour rides that coincide with the sun rising, it brings a smile to my face and reminds that each day is starting anew. That is what makes diabetes and the bike go together, I could have a bad ride and horrible blood sugars one day but the next day is another day and with that comes new challenges.