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Exercise and Sports from 2004

  1. I was diagnosed with type 2 with an A1c of 7.8. The doctor recommended medication. Could I achieve the same results with diet and exercise? (30 Dec 2004)
  2. As a 19 year old with diabetes, I want to start a weight loss/muscle gaining program. What supplements can I take? Which should I avoid? (21 Dec 2004)
  3. Are 'Free Radicals' or any chemicals created by strenuous exercise likely to damage the eyes of those with diabetes? (20 Nov 2004)
  4. My teen son, a fencer, takes only Lantus. Could the exercise be contributing to his low insulin requirement? Could he be in an extended honeymoon? (14 Nov 2004)
  5. I have type 2 and have been experiencing low blood sugars during my rugby games. How can I prevent the lows? (18 Oct 2004)
  6. My son is a long distance runner. How can he keep his blood sugar from dropping during a race? Are there certain foods to eat or drink? (10 Oct 2004)
  7. Are my daughter's headaches related to her diabetes? How can we avoid highs after sports? She is low a few hours later. (29 Sep 2004)
  8. How does extreme heat affect diabetes management? (19 Aug 2004)
  9. I have type 2 and take Amaryl and Precose. When I exercise, my blood sugar often rises, even if I have not eaten. Why is this? (16 Aug 2004)
  10. My son wears a Deltec pump and wishes to go on a 2.5 hour "tubing adventure." Should he bolus, then take off the pump or leave it on in a pocket? (4 Aug 2004)
  11. Is it okay for someone with type 1 diabetes to do light weightlifting? (4 Aug 2004)
  12. My daughter ate carbs for dinner, then disconnected her pump for an hour for dance. Afterwards, she had moderate ketones. What caused this? (1 Aug 2004)
  13. My doctor wants me to walk to help my diabetes, but I have a problem with my knee joint. What could I do that would not cause pain to my knee? (24 Jul 2004)
  14. I know a three year old whose blood sugars rise during exercise, then drop. Do you have any suggestions on how to handle this? (22 Jul 2004)
  15. I have heard that one should not exercise if their blood sugar is under 100 mg/dl [5.6 mmol/L]. Is this for all exercise or just strenuous exercise? (8 Jul 2004)
  16. During after school sports practices, my daughter gets dizzy and light headed, especially if she had a light lunch. Could this be hypoglycemia? (29 Jun 2004)
  17. My son's endocrinologist does not recommend lowering evening Lantus the night before a scheduled sports activity. Why is this? (28 Jun 2004)
  18. I have been reducing my daughter's Lantus since she is more active outside. Could the reduction have cause her high blood sugar after swimming? (20 May 2004)
  19. What are the best snacks to give a teen to prevent lows while he is participating in sports? (19 May 2004)
  20. Can low sugars cause the liver glycogen reaction to raise my daughter's sugars high after swimming? She is low, eats and boluses, then is high. (18 May 2004)
  21. Although I have not been diagnosed with diabetes, I had an elevated blood sugar after exercising. What does this mean? (28 Apr 2004)
  22. When my daughter has a high blood sugar and participates in gym, her blood sugar is very high after school. Should she not participate when high? (13 Apr 2004)
  23. If my daughter has a small snack, is it possible to exercise enough to avoid hyperglycemia, or would she still need a small amount of insulin? (23 Mar 2004)
  24. I control my diabetes with diet and exercise. Can I run a half marathon without any adverse effects? Can I use carbohydrate gels during the run? (7 Mar 2004)
  25. Where can I inject for slower insulin absorption? How long should I wait to exercise after taking my insulin? What are good snacks to treat lows? (20 Feb 2004)
  26. Is it safe for type 1 diabetics to use testosterone or andro products for gaining muscle, is used responsibly, and glucose levels are monitored closely? (13 Feb 2004)
  27. I am very big into bodybuilding and I am trying to find out what supplements are safe to take and which ones I should never take. (31 Jan 2004)
  28. Can she do some exercise or eat something in particular that will help bring it down, or does she just have to wait for it to come down on its own? (30 Jan 2004)

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