I planned on running alone but as I reached mile three it felt like someone had joined me. I looked around and noticed that diabetes good friend Mr. Low Blood Sugar had joined me. I have known the Blood Sugar family for almost twenty-four years and for as long as I have known them they always decide to join me at the weirdest times. They come visit when I'm speaking to groups about diabetes, while coaching, in "bed" and when I'm running or cycling. With a blood sugar of 114 thirty minutes before my ride I thought that Low Blood Sugar would stay away, I even fought him off with a few ounces of Powerade and two peanut butter crackers before I left for my run. As Mr. Low Blood Sugar caught up to me around mile three I was mad but knew that he wouldn't beat me. I grabbed a GU and ate five glucose tabs. As I waited for them to kick in I decided to keep walking, I knew that I would be fine in five minutes or so.
As my blood sugar started to go up I started feeling like myself again and returned to my run. Mr. Low Blood Sugar will be seeing me a lot more as my activity level increases at work, this also means he will be testing me while I'm running and on the bike. Luckily I will have a friend on the bike with me while training on the weekends, which will be reassuring for Leanne. As for my other training days I hope that I'm alone and Mr. Low Blood Sugar is far away. He likes to test me but I know that I will always beat him. I just need to make sure I follow my pre training temp basal rate chart and take the appropriate steps while training to make sure my blood sugar stays around 130.