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Exercise and Sports from 2003

  1. I've been working out and want to take some weight gain supplements that contain creatine. Is that safe to use if I'm a diabetic? (27 Dec 2003)
  2. We are having a very difficult time at the beginning of gymnastics. At least once -- sometimes twice -- a week she is crashing. (11 Dec 2003)
  3. What complications arise with an individual who exercises whilst taking metformin? (11 Dec 2003)
  4. I was wondering what the side effects if any would be of taking insulin while working out. (30 Nov 2003)
  5. My grandson says that he doesn't have to check his blood sugar before his football ball games. (27 Nov 2003)
  6. I am frustrated as to why I'm having these highs when I start out in range before dance. (23 Nov 2003)
  7. My boyfriend has type 1 diabetes, and when we 'get active', he usually gets a hypo. Is there a way to prevent this happening? (9 Nov 2003)
  8. Why shouldn't my son exercise if his blood sugar is above 240 mg/dl [13.3 mmol/L], and he has ketones? (8 Nov 2003)
  9. If we decide to check right after lunch, and the blood sugar is over 250mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L] should my daughter participate in PE? (28 Oct 2003)
  10. Do you have any recommendations as to the amount, frequency, and type of exercise an eight year old should have during a school day? (25 Sep 2003)
  11. There's a little boy on my team on my soccer team who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and I want to be there for this family. (21 Sep 2003)
  12. I use a pump, and I am having elevated blood sugars after weight lifting class. (3 Sep 2003)
  13. Is there a way to treat the lows that discourages weight gain and gets them to the level needed? Any ideas would be helpful. (27 Aug 2003)
  14. Are there risks or complications to exercising when there are ketones present? (20 Aug 2003)
  15. Where can I get advice on the steps I should be taking to manage my diabetes with an intensive exercise programme? (5 Aug 2003)
  16. I am a teenager who has type 1 diabetes. What exercises do you recommend? (2 Aug 2003)
  17. I find that my blood sugar rises after exercising. Why is this? (2 Aug 2003)
  18. Can we omit the NovoLog during intense exercise? (31 Jul 2003)
  19. If I get a pump, how does it work for when you exercise? (27 Jul 2003)
  20. My son is going on a canoe trip. If we lower his insulin dose, would we leave the carbs the same? (23 Jul 2003)
  21. Is it okay not to take insulin injections before sports or any other physical activity? (6 Jul 2003)
  22. Are isometric exercises recommended for children with diabetes? (8 Jun 2003)
  23. My daughter has severe problems with lows dropping during exercise, and she has little to no warning when they are coming on. (3 Jun 2003)
  24. Are you finding that children involved in active sports reduce their dose of Lantus? (30 May 2003)
  25. My daughter really loves soccer, but it is more of a struggle for me, and I've got to find a solution. (26 May 2003)
  26. How do I know if I should adjust insulin for activity? Is it common for blood sugar levels to go up with activity? (5 May 2003)
  27. I am a professional modern dancer and still struggle with finding the proper balance of exercise, carbs, and disconnecting my pump. (22 Mar 2003)
  28. My daughter is a competitive swimmer and seems to be having trouble controlling her sugar well at meets. Can anyone help us? (16 Mar 2003)
  29. What is a good rule to follow in terms of setting temporary basal rates for periods of intense exercise? (4 Mar 2003)
  30. Is creatine to blame for my blood sugar spike or should I suspect some other cause? (22 Jan 2003)
  31. I coach a competitive soccer team and I have a player that has just been diagnosed with diabetes. As a coach it would be helpful to know if there are any special needs that I should be aware of. (7 Jan 2003)

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