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Exercise and Sports

  1. A soccer player, my daughter has severe calf cramps. Is this because she metabolizes things differently diabetic or just a regular overuse, not-stretching-enough issue? (28 Oct 2015)
  2. Recently diagnosed, my teen son has experienced elevated blood sugars at the start of cross country races. Should he do a corrective dose? (13 Sep 2015)
  3. The endocrinologist recommended my son use mini-glucagon to help maintain his blood sugars during a 3 mile run. Is this the best way to prevent a low? (20 May 2015)
  4. My sons, ages 16 and 23, have type 1. Both want to participate in open water diving, but the endocrinologist will not sign off that my younger son can do this. What could we do? (4 Oct 2013)
  5. My teen son has developed knots in his thigh quad muscle. Could this be related to his diabetes? (29 Mar 2012)
  6. The coach wants my son to "cut weight" to wrestle a certain opponent. I had my son explain that this was dangerous for him because of his diabetes. Can you elaborate on these dangers? (9 Feb 2012)
  7. Do people with type 1 develop muscles more easily when exercising? Is it safe to exercise right after eating to help reduce amount of insulin that is needed? (4 Nov 2011)
  8. My daughter, who swims three evenings a week, has been having stubborn highs some nights and corrections are not helping. Could this be a growth spurt? Is this common during puberty? (28 Feb 2011)
  9. Why do people experience delayed lows after exercise? How should I handle them in the future? (27 Sep 2010)
  10. I sometimes experience lows as a result of my mountain biking. I have tried temporary basals, disconnecting the pump completely and frequent snacks. What do you suggest? (8 Sep 2010)
  11. My daughter disconnects her pump and takes shots for lengthy volleyball tournaments. She often runs low and has to be removed from games. How can we avoid this? (6 Nov 2009)
  12. My daughter disconnects her pump for soccer. She is often low at half time, corrects, then goes high after the game. What do you recommend? (22 Oct 2009)
  13. As a high school soccer player, is my son legally allowed to wear his identification bracelet during games? (15 Oct 2009)
  14. I am a triathlete. When I reduce my insulin before racing to reduce lows near the end of races, I go too high. On my usual dose, I go low. What do you suggest I do? (4 Oct 2009)
  15. My son is bicycling to school. Often, but not always, his blood sugar shoots up quite high as a result of the ride. We cannot safely preempt this. Can you shed any light on this? (22 Sep 2009)
  16. After his one mile cross country runs, my son's blood sugar is elevated. Does he have exercise induced hyperglycemia? How can we get these post race readings lower? (22 Sep 2009)
  17. Can my daughter with type 1 be a lifeguard? (7 Sep 2009)
  18. Is there a resource for helping explain to the coach the intricate needs of a soccer player with diabetes? (4 Sep 2009)
  19. Since starting to swim and jump on a trampoline in May, my daughter has lost about 6.5 inches from her waist, but has not lost weight. How can we further reduce her belly fat? (3 Aug 2009)
  20. When I exercise intensely, I feel very nauseous about two hours later. My blood sugar is not too elevated, but I have large ketones. How can I prevent the ketones/nausea? (15 Jul 2009)

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