Welcome to the board. Are you type 1 or 2? For those of us type 2 sometimes you can have too few carbs, but you probably want to bring this issue to your doctor.
Have you met with a dietician? you may want to ask your doc for a recommendation. They may be able to give you tips on how to tweak your diet to work best for you or suggestions to ask your doc about adjusting your meds.
Congratulations with the success you have had with your riding and increased fitness.
Everyone's body reacts differently to exercise. My numbers tend to go up when I exercise so my doc suggested a protein drink before I exercise.
You may want to try a small snack of carb and protein before going out such as cottage cheese or apple slices and peanut butter. You might also want to take your meter and if you are on a 2 hour ride, check at the 1 hour mark. If your numbers are going down, some trail mix or some other easy to pack food may do the trick.
45 is definitely too low and while everything worked out well, you could have gotten into trouble real fast. Another thing to remember about exercise is it will positively influence your blood glucose for another 12 hours or more. Even if your numbers are not ultra low when you are done with your ride, I would look for an overall drop.View Thread
My first car was a 1976 Pinto. It was powder blue. When I first brought it home my step mom said it looked like a powder puff. Well the name "Puff" stayed. I was so proud of that car, it was from the south which when you are from Ohio meant it didn't have rust holes on the fenders or bottom of the doors.View Thread
One of the biggest things I have learned in life is do not try to change everything in one day or you will be overwhelmed and probably not stick with your new program.
That said, You may want to change the most obvious things first such as eliminating cookies, candy, chips or sugared soda. After cleaning those things out of your house, try making a menu for the next two or three days. If you are like me, I get home from work tired and busy and try to put dinner together without a plan...It is usually the easiest choice, not the best.
Have you set goals for your fasting blood glucose? Time to set some and when you meet them, what will be your non food reward?
Time to look forward, no need to look back. I am sure others will bring great ideas for moving forward in the next day or so.
I try to do as much as I can but I work, go to school and take care of my family and home. If I need a short cut and can afford it...where is the problem?! At least it is not a bag of burgers on gooey white buns, taco's without real meat, hamburger helper with 40% of your daily sodium intake and no fiber or heaven forbid boxed mac and cheese.
We had spinach salad last night with grilled chicken breast. I cleaned the spinach, toasted the organic walnuts, made my own croutons with whole wheat bread, boned, skinned and cooked the chicken and chopped the dates, onions and avocado. If that wasn't enough I made my own olive oil and white balsamic vinegar dressing. The whole process took about an hour.
Hmm, I could have cut 20 minutes off the prep time had I bought a bag of cleaned spinach. Would that have meant I cared for my family less or it had less nutrition? NO. But unfortunately I haven't figured out how to grow the spinach without stems and in a bag.