After Thursday’s post-exercise blood sugar disaster I was very nervous about doing another work-out. Since I had spent many hours with moderate ketones I knew I should skip a work-out on Friday, and frankly I was relieved about that. But after breakfast on Saturday morning, I decided it was time to squash my fears and give the same routine another go.
So I did the exact same workout I devised with my Wii. One song on Just Dance 2 as a warm-up. A ten minute Island Run on Wii Fit Plus. And a session with my personal trainer on EA Sports Active. I’ll admit I started to panic when I heard my CGM Rise Rate alarm go off during the Island Run. I debated stopping, testing and perhaps bolusing, but decided to just finish the routine and see what happened. Sure enough, when I was three exercises away from the end of the work-out, my CGM Fall Rate alarm sounded. I again decided to finish up and then test my blood sugar and see where I was.
My post-exercise finger-stick showed a 132, and my CGM was reading 124 and falling. Now THOSE are closer to the results I’m used to seeing after exercise!! Actually, even those are a little bit on the high side for post-exercise numbers, but I wasn’t worried about it. I was just glad that I didn’t see the same huge spike as Thursday. I was overjoyed that, although my routine was the same, the results I saw were very very different!!