As a side note to my running a 5k today. It’s not been an easy task running for any length of time and keeping my blood sugars from collapsing. It’s been a trial and error process, with a lot of errors to get where I am.

To run a simple 5K I did the following routine

  • 15:30 I turn my Basal rates down to 50% of normal. (background insulin intake)
  • 16:00 Take my blood sugars. 255 mg/dl (normal is 100-120)
  • 16:15 eat a snickers bar.
  • 16:30 Start walking
  • 16:35 Start Jogging
  • 16:54 eat my first sugar tablet (not an easy thing to do when your huffing and puffing and sweating)
  • 16:58 eat my second sugar tablet (even harder to eat than the first one)
  • 17:10 stop jogging start walking
  • 17:15 finish cool down walk
  • 17:17 take blood sugars. 73 mg/dl.
  • 17:18 eat 2 sugar tablets
  • 17:30 eat another snickers bar
  • 18:00 blood sugars 162 mg/dl