How to cope with sugar levels when you are injured?
Two weeks of complete rest and 6 weeks on crutches
From experience of going into taper or recovery from races, it usually was a nightmare to manage my diabetes! Any sudden changes in training volume tend to cause total havoc with my blood sugar levels.
How to get more insulin?
- after long training sessions (+ 3 hrs) or post-race (because of the lack of basal insulin in the body due to the decreased basal rate during training or racing)
- During illness as insulin demand is greater
- During my menstrual cycle where insulin demands varies with hormonal changes
The less exercise the more insulin I need
Increased insulin demand over 24 hours during total rest and injury period:
No indulging - dietary changes required
Now having adjusted my diet to my more sedentary lifestyle during recovery my glucose levels are pretty stable considering the circumstances. Over the next four weeks - all going well - will be allowed to swim and at a later stage to do gentle spinning in the bike and I cannot wait!