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Exercise and Sports from 2005

  1. Where is the best place for my son to place his infusion sets so they do not come out during wrestling matches? (28 Dec 2005)
  2. My teen son was just diagnosed and wants to resume cross country training. What should his blood sugar be before he starts out running? (22 Nov 2005)
  3. My teen son sometimes gets severe hamstring cramps following exercise. Are they related to his type 1 diabetes? We suspect they are from dehydration. (2 Nov 2005)
  4. What are the risks associated with SCUBA diving for someone taking insulin? (26 Oct 2005)
  5. My daughter was diagnosed seven weeks ago. What would happen to her blood sugars if she were to inject and eat after her 30 minute morning training run? (18 Oct 2005)
  6. I have type 2 and am now overweight. Can I safely lose this weight so I'll feel better, be less tired and hopefully control my diabetes better? (9 Oct 2005)
  7. How do we figure out the amount of insulin to be given when removing the pump for football practice and games? (6 Sep 2005)
  8. I give my self six insulin injections per day. As I am a competitive bike rider, might I develop muscles into which I cannot inject? (21 Jul 2005)
  9. Can you explain why I have trouble lowering my blood sugar when it's over 15.0 mmol/L [270 mg/dl]? I give an extra injection, but it doesn't help. (16 Jul 2005)
  10. I've had dehydration and nausea while training for an ultramarathon. A doctor said that diabetics cannot stay ahead of the dehydration. What should I do? (29 Jun 2005)
  11. I have been diagnosed with retinopathy; how do I know which type? Can I prevent further damage if I lower my blood sugars? Do I need to alter my current exercise regimen? (1 Jun 2005)
  12. I have type 2. Before I exercise, my blood sugars are normal or slightly higher. Afterwards, they are elevated. Why is this? What can I do? (14 May 2005)
  13. When I exercise, I have low blood sugars several hours later even with removing my pump and cutting my basal rates. How can I prevent the lows? (6 Apr 2005)
  14. My son has started lifting weights. It often causes high blood sugars. Is this from the muscles releasing glycogen? (3 Apr 2005)
  15. How can I prevent air bubbles in the tubing of my MiniMed pump? I only have them when I am outdoors in temperatures that are often below freezing. (20 Mar 2005)
  16. Could the beginning of puberty cause blood sugars to run low? (20 Mar 2005)
  17. Since splitting my son's Lantus dose, my son needs much less insulin. Could this be related to the Lantus? Or, is it related to my son's physical activity? (20 Mar 2005)
  18. I am an athlete with type 1 for 22 years. I had an elevated microalbumin level. What causes this? How does my exercise and diet affect the test? (9 Feb 2005)
  19. Due to lows, we usually reduce our daughter's insulin when she exercises. What should we do when she goes skiing next week? (30 Jan 2005)
  20. I've had type 2 for about a year and have become very health conscious. How should I train for a half marathon as a diabetic? Might I experience hypoglycemia? (11 Jan 2005)
  21. I want to run a 50 mile race. I have reduced my insulin and eaten 50g carbs per hour in shorter races. Is there anything else I should do to run a 50 mile race? (8 Jan 2005)

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