Physically I felt great today besides the injury to my knee, I never hit that exhaustin point yesterday because I pulled up lame trying to get to that point. I still had that unique diabetes feeling however, that feeling was not knowing how to cover the food I ate post race and any food that I ate today with insulin. A race takes its toll on your body, your body is tired and trying to recover from whatever event you just put it through. That means that your body is more sensative to insulin. For example I had a big bowl of pasta at 5pm, eight hours after finishing the half marathon. My blood sugar was at 93 before eating, it was at 88 three hours later. I would take two units of insulin at 8pm while I had a slice of peanut butter toast. On a normal day I would have woken up the next morning with a blood sugar of 300, this morning my blood sugar was at 161. It was crazy, I had a half box of pasta and only took two units of insulin. The odd insulin theme continued all day today, to this point I have only taken 19 units for the day!! I average around 32 units a day.
Before I started racing I never heard anyone speak about the day after a race as a diabetic. I don't know the reason or the science behind it but I know that the day after any race I take a lot less insulin. As always I must say that each person is unique and what works for one diabetic does not work for another. Just be aware that you put your body through a lot when you race. My best advice would be to test your blood sugar a lot more than usual and be aware of how your body reacts when you take insulin to cover a meal.