When my son exercises, his blood sugar usually always goes low.
The other day, he took a 1-1/2 hour tennis lesson. He started out at 97 and I was actually a little nervous thinking he would go low.
Out he went onto the hot court. It was in the upper 80's that day. He had a blast! I was so glad to see him having so much fun. Tennis is the first sport that he's really shown an interest in. Ok, he likes baseball too, but I just cannot get myself to sign on due to all the practices/games etc.... They even have games on Sundays!
Anyway, After an hour in, I started wondering if I should check him. He doesn't always feel his lows which makes me a nervous wreck. He wasn't acting tired, so I just let him go.
After class was over, the teacher happily handed out popsicles to all the kids. My husband asked if they had sugar free popsicles and unfortunately they didn't. I'm thinking, "NO PROBLEM! I'm sure he's low enough to have one."
After anxiously awaiting the 5 seconds so he can run off to his refreshing sweet treat, the glucometer was reading 137. 137! What the heck? How could he possibly have gone up?
Sadly, he had to pass on the popsicle. After all that hard work, he couldn't even enjoy a popsicle without having a shot of insulin. It just breaks my heart. I was actually surprised how well he handled it. To me, Andrew won that day, not diabetes.
Do your children ever go up with exercise?