Yesterday at the gym I tapped out, it was not pretty and I'm still upset about it. I had an appointment at the gym at 11:15, this time was tough because it was just before lunch. Usually around 11:15 my blood sugar is starting to come down a little so my blood sugar is in the 100 range before I eat. Yesterday at 9:30 my blood sugar was at 260, my post breakfast spikes are still around unfortunately. I decided to take two units of insulin to get my blood sugar down, this proved to be a mistake. As I got in the car to drive to the gym my blood sugar was at 210 and dropping, I suspended my pump and grabbed an orange juice and a fiber one bar to give myself a blood sugar boost before working out.
As my workout began I was at 120 but my blood sugar was trending up which I was very happy to see. My workout for the day would be 20 pushups and then 10 kettlebell swings, I would take two off of the pushups and add two swings until I did 20 kettlebell swings and ten pushups. Although my arms felt like rubber I was feeling great, my trainer even yelled at me for smiling while doing the pushups. My trainer would say "I don't know what is wrong with you, who smiles while doing this!!!" In ten minutes everything would change. As I started the next exercise, 20 trx rows and 10 goblet squats, I began to sweat like crazy. My shirt was soaked and I was starting to feel like I was going to puke. I figured it was the food that I ate before working out and did my next set, during that set I started to get dizzy and knew that it was my blood sugar and not the food. I told the trainer I need a break and headed to my little cubby to grab my gatorade and another power bar. With my trainer in a slight panic I headed outside to get some cool air, I was still sweating like crazy. He grabbed my dexcom and told me it read 60, at that point I was coming back to normal and began to apologize.
Ten minutes had passed and my Dexcom read 85, I was very fired up and wanted to continue my workout. My trainer will tell me that I was all done and was not allowed to leave until my Dexcom read 100. As an athlete and a diabetic I felt like a loser, I knew that when I took that two units it could cause a problem, I should have never taken any insulin. I keep telling myself that these things happen but I'm still upset, these things should never happen, I messed up!!! I can't wait to get back to the gym and show everyone, including myself that it was a one time freak thing. My pride is hurt and although I always have a little bit of blood sugar fear while working out I will no longer try have the perfect blood sugar before starting a workout. Starting a workout at 200 is ok, I need to remember that.