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Exercise and Sports from 2009

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. As a high school soccer player, is my son legally allowed to wear his identification bracelet during games? (15 Oct 2009)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. Can my daughter with type 1 be a lifeguard? (7 Sep 2009)
  8. Is there a resource for helping explain to the coach the intricate needs of a soccer player with diabetes? (4 Sep 2009)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. After sports, my teen son's blood sugar is quite high, but is low by morning. How can we avoid these sports related swings? (30 Apr 2009)
  12. I run three miles a day. When I reduce my bolus, 30 minutes before running, I am high afterwards, sometimes for several hours. Wouldn't such an intense workout cause lows? (28 Feb 2009)

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