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Old 06-09-2014, 14:00   #1
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Pre type 2 diabetes I could ride my bike for hundred miles with no problem. I prepared to do a 50k for tour de cure ending up with a blood sugar level of 70 after each ride. After trial n error Finally got balance at 100.

Yesterday at the tour de cure i used the rest stops at my 16 an mile 24. When I got of my bike I would get dizzy n see spots. When I started riding it would go away and I would be fine. At the end of the ride I was very hypo so I ate and got plenty of fluids. It was two hour until I was not seeing spots. This was at 2:30pm. Got home, had a little dinner and off to a grad ceremony for my son. 6pm started feeling not so well. My blood glucose was at 52. Ate some more to get it back up. At bed time I was at 115. 2am started shaking and I was back down to 75.

Any suggestions to help me through a ride like this? Btw it was 85 degrees.

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you dont say if your on any meds. For one thing 70 and 75 are not hypos (52 is) they feel that way because your body is used to high BG. I do a lot of ADA rides and they have food at rest stops, do you eat at the rest stops? did you test your BG when you were dizzy n see spots?

Your doing the right thing FOR YOU " After trial n error Finally got balance at 100." every one is different so you have to do it by trial and error.

I use cake frosting in a decorator tube to adj my BG up while riding, no mess, unscrew the top suck some out put top on. no sugar on the fingers so I can still test at rest stops.

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I did stop at the last two reststops to eat. Did not bring my tester so did not measure. I use metformin for diabetes, cymbalta for pain, Zoloft, depression (morning) in the evening another metformin, lisinopril, and simvastin. My doctor took me of glimepride a few months back because I kept dropping below 60. My ac1 is 5.7

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Are you on a LCHF diet? How may g carbs do you typically eat daily? Is this 50K ride a long and difficult one for you? Are you out of shape? Are you Ketogenic? Do you go hypo often?

Sorry, but your post gives very little to go on.

When I first started LCHF I would go hypo when doing a long strenuous hike. I'd eat a banana, raisins, dried fruit, etc. It would help. I'm now Keto and I can push it hard for hours, eating bits here and there of pretty LC stuff and my BG keeps pretty stable. I find eating high carbs can produce a spike then a fast drop leaving my hypo. I do better eating sardines, nuts, cheese, peanut butter and the like.

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Are you on a LCHF diet? Yes
How may g carbs do you typically eat daily? 90
Is this 50K ride a long and difficult one for you? Didn't used to be I was an adventure racer used to riding, running, n paddling for 24-36 hours straight.
Are you out of shape? Not really but since I was diagnosed a little over a year agog I have not had the energy to work out like I used to
Are you Ketogenic? Sort of but not very strict
Do you go hypo often? After I was diagnosed my doctor put me on 1000mg metformin twice a day and 4mg glimipiride twice a day. My blood glucose started dropping below 70 almost every day. I moved and changed doctors and she saw my a1c did not merit the glimipiride so I stopped it and was able to stay around 117.

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I think if you can move into full keto, cut the carbs by 50% and eat more fat you'll feel much better, lower your BG and not go hypo.

How old are you? Your weight? How may calories do you typically consume?

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I have LADA and use a CGMS. I can tell you pretty exactly the shape of the curve, when I go low, post-exercise. V.

If you can wait it out, you can avoid a big /\ after the V. Try to eat a minimum of glucose, wait 20 min and test again. I use 4g of glucose tab if I am less than 60 and do just fine ...

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Smarties candies are a good sub for glucose tablets and cheap! Easy to take a few by reaching into your jersey pocket.

I still use Gu packets too and 1/2 banana. But I eat every 40 to sixty minutes and still consume moderate amounts of Gatorade while in motion. But it is important to test on your training rides. Too hard to judge during an event.

Afterwards I pack a cooler for immediate eating. Hubby waits with it as I cross the finish line or I immediately ride back to the car for it. I can not wait until I get back home to eat.

Oh, I also eat a good LCHF breakfast before any ride and hydrate well starting the day before. I get my coffee in very early as I DO not like to use the porta-potties, especially at the starting line!

This works for me right now and I am training for El Tour de Tucson.

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I had the same issues when riding. I did the 60 mile Tour DeCure a few times and many 100 mile rides. I finally started taking my meter with me and testing at intervals. I started taking the Shot Bloks with me. Packaged small and fits in your back pockets easily or food pouch.

Don't get the ones with caffeine in them. And ask your doctor about them first. Ride test ride test. The amount you need is based on you.

Also eating a peanut butter sandwich before you start is good as the bread gives you carbs and the peanut butter slows the process down. Kind of a gradual lift. Eat them during the ride also.

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