What I did not prepare myself for was how the race affected my body and my diabetes. I was so concerned with my blood sugars during the race that I forgot to do research about how my blood sugars would be eight, twelve and twenty-four hours after the race. After taking almost eight units of insulin to cover my big lunch and my body coming down from the race high, I took one of the best naps of my life. Having the CGM made this possible, if I did not have the CGM I wouldn't have the confidence to take a nap. My blood sugar stayed right around 150 during the afternoon, but started to go towards the 60s as dinner approached. My usual post race Subway meal was just what I needed to end my day, I took five units and enjoyed the evening. While I was asleep something happened, I was up near 200 all night. A normal night has me around 100.
I'm not a doctor and I don't know what happened to my body during or after running, I also don't know how that affects my blood sugar. All I can do is roll with the punches, I was honestly happy to be around 200 all night. I would rather be 200 than 70 all night. I was not prepared for the day after and that will not happen again, I will be sure to find out from my doctor and my amazing diabetes "team" how my body will react to 26.2 miles of running. (I would love to keep writing but if I sit still for more than 30 minutes my legs feel like they weigh an extra 100 pounds!!!)