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Exercise and Sports from 2001

  1. Why shouldn't you exercise if your blood sugar level is higher than 240 mg/dl [13.3 mmol/L]? (31 Dec 2001)
  2. Would a 70 to 80 mg/dl [3.9-4.4 mmol/L] drop in glucose with exercise be considered normal? (21 Dec 2001)
  3. Is this not low for a child this age? (15 Dec 2001)
  4. I am an 18 year old male with type 1 diabetes, I've been bodybuilding for the last year, and I want to get into taking supplements to assist me in my regimen. (14 Dec 2001)
  5. What is the mechanism of action that reduces blood glucose levels with exercise? (12 Dec 2001)
  6. I have type 1 diabetes and have very good glucose control, but when I run for exercise in the mornings my blood sugar will go up instead of down. (26 Nov 2001)
  7. I am curious as to how the formation of lactic acid during exercise would affect the blood glucose during and after exercise. (12 Nov 2001)
  8. What are the limitations imposed by diabetes on developing my eight components of fitness? (9 Nov 2001)
  9. Can you recommend a clinic or educational program that will tailor to my needs as a young adult with diabetes? (28 Oct 2001)
  10. My 21 year old son just began using an insulin pump and is having great difficulty keeping the Sof-set cannula in place while playing golf. (20 Oct 2001)
  11. I was wondering if there are any contraindications with the insulin pump and contact sports, if you disconnect. (12 Sep 2001)
  12. My daughter's cheerleading coach told her today that she couldn't fly because she is worried my daughter's infusion set might come out even though my daughter disconnects from her pump during workout. (10 Sep 2001)
  13. I have type 2 diabetes, and I am trying to body build as well as perform cardiovascular type exercise. Can you give me some advice? (6 Sep 2001)
  14. I am 23 years old, I have had type 1 diabetes for 10 months, and I take premixed insulin. Is it okay to exercise, such as joining a gym? (4 Sep 2001)
  15. How can my son play football and still use the pump? (4 Sep 2001)
  16. How does the delivery of exercise programs influence the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes in children? (2 Sep 2001)
  17. Our daughter, who plays competitive soccer, just switched to Humalog at meals time with Lantus at bed time, and we are having difficulty making adjustments. (29 Aug 2001)
  18. Is it possible that my brother-in-law's vanity is causing him to take more insulin than needed to bulk up? (28 Aug 2001)
  19. After any sport my daughter plays, she is exhausted the next day and spends the whole day (sometimes two) on the couch. Why is this? (27 Aug 2001)
  20. Are there any other things we should be doing pro-actively to safeguard my son during football? (26 Aug 2001)
  21. My six-month goal is to lose 20 pounds. I do exercise, when I can find the time! Is there something I can do to help me lose this weight? (25 Aug 2001)
  22. I was told that my daughter has to have a doctor's note that states she should be allowed to wear her pump during volleyball games and tournaments. (25 Aug 2001)
  23. I have experienced lower blood sugar readings post moderate to stressful exercise, but you say increased blood sugar is the norm. (20 Aug 2001)
  24. I am overall physically fit, but I can't seem to lose my gut. I am looking for a routine and diet that can help me thin out my stomach. (26 Jul 2001)
  25. My grandson has been running in the 400+ mg/dl [22.2 mmol/L] range for several days now. To get his sugar down, can/should he be allowed to go out and play? (13 Jul 2001)
  26. My 15 year old son, who has had diabetes for a year and a half and is in great control, is planning to go on the Boundary Water canoe trip. Any suggestions? (3 Jul 2001)
  27. I have diabetes and would like some more information on exercise. I do not like to do much of it, but know that I need to. (28 Jun 2001)
  28. Can my daughter be a squash champion, which requires a lot of training and physical effort? What are the precautions to take? (26 Jun 2001)
  29. Is karate a safe sport for children with diabetes? (19 Jun 2001)
  30. How often is it necessary to eat/drink on long runs to keep my blood sugar up? Can you recommend anything specific that would be the most effective? (19 Jun 2001)
  31. Recently, I noticed that my blood sugars increase about 20 to 30% after exercising. Is it something I should be concerned about? (7 Jun 2001)
  32. My son, who has been on a pump for months, was pitching a baseball game when felt very low and dizzy, and his fruit drink was on the bench. (6 Jun 2001)
  33. How can I level out these lows and prevent the highs following exercise? (5 Jun 2001)
  34. Recently, I have observed post-exercise readings that are slightly higher that those taken just before workout. Is this normal? (8 May 2001)
  35. Is there a video explaining the importance of exercise and showing what exercises are good for children with diabetes? (7 May 2001)
  36. During ball seasons, we lower insulins by at least a third, but my son still fights constant low blood sugars for three to four days. (7 May 2001)
  37. Is there any site on line that I can go to or a diabetes trainer on line that I could correspond with for some guidance so I can participate in a triathlon? (7 May 2001)
  38. Where can I find information on the affects of prolonged periods of exercise and diabetes? (6 May 2001)
  39. Is there some sort of "Ultimate Sports" group for adults with type 1? (3 May 2001)
  40. Can you advise me on the effects of varying my blood sugar on my performance as an international competitive swimmer ? (28 Mar 2001)
  41. Any good spots for a pump during baseball? Should he just leave it off, check his blood sugar frequently, and back up with shots if high? (26 Mar 2001)
  42. Our 16 year old son s experiencing serious nocturnal low blood sugars (specifically between 3 and 6 am). (18 Mar 2001)
  43. Is there any way or any program that I can use to build size and mass (bodybuilding) that is safe and healthy? (24 Feb 2001)
  44. I need information about body building and type 1 diabetes. (24 Feb 2001)
  45. My eight year old son continues to gain weight, especially in the midsection. What can he do or take to "burn some fat"? (19 Feb 2001)
  46. Could you tell if there are any professional endurance athletes that have diabetes? I've seen a professional tri-athlete that was but forgot his name. (19 Feb 2001)
  47. Are you aware of any physicians who deal with competitive athletes similar to my daughter? (7 Feb 2001)
  48. Is there any way my son can wear the pump during football, or can you give any suggestions to keep the sugar down? (22 Jan 2001)

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