Physically I feel like I'm ready to make that jump to the next level, will I be winning races probably not but that doesn't mean I won't be working my butt off to improve. This morning I made a small tweak to my basal rates that may help me when it comes to my early morning training. For the past week I have been having blood sugars that are just above my set range at midnight. Some mornings I may wake up above my set and others I will be waking up with a blood sugar that is right in range. I'm aiming to wake up with blood sugars in range. With a reading that is in my set range I can eat my normal breakfast and get right on the bike or go for a run. My activity will cancel out the food and just before I finish my training I will take insulin to cover my post workout meal.
It sounds simple but I'm always very hesitant to change my overnight basal. I will normally wait a few days to make a change to any other time of day basal rate, I'm not worried when I do so. If I make a change and it doesn't work I will have juice with me if I get low, it's a simple change that I can control. I will wait a couple weeks to change an overnight basal because of the fear it brings. I know I need to make a change but I'm scared, I'm not totally in control when I'm asleep and that scares me. To make the transition smoother I made sure to get my dexcom going this morning. After a couple of failed Dexcom sites I took the extra steps to make sure that this site works.
I find it funny that I started this post off talking about how I want to win more. I control my diabetes like it is a cycling race. Yes I'm an athlete but the only victory I care about is the one over diabetes!!