Personally I love to shovel snow, I like the "workout" that it gives me and it makes me act like a kid as I try to pile the snow so that it covers the mailbox. With all of that fun and snow removal comes low blood sugars and dehydration. I remember a storm much like the one today that caused numerous low blood sugars and a dehydration headache that left me motionless in bed for a few hours. That all happened because I was an idiot and didn't properly plan on what the shoveling would do to me.
This evening I have turned to a 102oz jug of water that should be half gone before heading to bed. That will take care of the hydration but what about my blood sugar while shoveling. I plan on starting around 7am and will treat it much like a race. I will have my normal breakfast but will take much less insulin to cover the meal. I will also be sure to have plenty of juice and snacks close to me while shoveling.
It will be like a race if I don't plan out how to manage my blood sugar while shoveling I will pay the price. A day of good blood sugars, hanging out in the snow with "Minnie" and "Sharky", and a certain football team winning will make tomorrow one of the best days ever. Even if the last one doesn't happen tomorrow will be great!!