I was wondering if you are on insulin do you lower the Lantus or long lasting insulin in the day or two ahead of a race like a half marathon or 10k? I ran for about 40 minutes this morning on the treadmill and noticed that I dropped down to 80 after the run and had to use a couple of glucose tablets. I was just curious if you lower the long lasting so you won't go too low during a race?
I hadn't taken any Humalog or Novolog this morning either and it still did that even though I ate.
I used to be on Lantus a few years ago and was advised by my diabetes nurse to lower my dosage a day or so before strenuous exercise (at the time it was long-distance walking) to somehow get the body 'used to' a lower dose (don't ask me how that works!).
However, I subsequently changed to a long-acting insulin called Levemir (that's here in the UK) and I find I can afford to make adjustments to my dose only on the morning of the strenuous exercise, which is a lot more flexible.
Having said that, I would not reduce my Levemir for a 10k, which for me is over in under 50 minutes, although this depends on the start time relative to the time of the injection. For anything longer than a 10k I would reduce it by up to 50%.
Never been to America, but how many of you guys have ever been to Derby?
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