Basketball and Temporary Rates

Cozmo pump with attached CoZmonitor

Cozmo pump with attached CoZmonitor

Does the body become accustomed to exercise, requiring less and less of a temporary basal rate over time?

When playing basketball was new, my temporary rate was pretty aggressive. And it seemed to work pretty good.

But lately I have been running higher and higher during and afterwards – so I’ve begun to wonder if my temporary basal rates are just not cutting it for me anymore? Has my body become accustomed to basketball, and is no longer needing me to set such an aggressive temporary rate?

And if so, what happens if I take a couple of weeks off? Falling a bit out of shape, then starting back up again – will I be back where I started, or where I left off, or somewhere in the middle?

Or, another thought – what if it is something else altogether? Nothing at all to do with my temporary rates?

Hmmm…

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cHoCoMiLkRoCkS
8 years 10 months ago

hiya….

thanks, we’re all doing just fine! :O) roll on Friday though. I think booty might claw me in my sleep if I don’t get the dreaded cone off of her neck soon.

vic x

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Anonymous
8 years 10 months ago

Scott,
I’ll definitely get in touch with you when we go up for our next appointment. Why don’t you email me your email address? (mine is [email protected]) That way I can let you know when we’ll be up there? I’ve had the great opportunity to make some great autism contacts in the past few days, but it seems most autism specialists are in the cities,so I imagine the kids and I will be spending a lot of time especially in the next few months up there! Take care! (oh and we are a bk family, happy meals are soooooooo last year!)

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cHoCoMiLkRoCkS
8 years 10 months ago

scott, you really should kick that diet coke habbit. the stuff sucks…… water is yummy, honestly… it will make you feel tons better :O)

vic x

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rubbing
8 years 10 months ago

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Scott
8 years 10 months ago

Hi Scott,

There is a good deal of evidence to suggest that the body does become used to a certain recurring situation, therefore your basals may no longer require the reduction (or require less of a reduction) than they once did. The body is amazing, and doctors do not completely understand it. For example, with hypoglycemia, it was once largely believed that the brain required pure glucose to function. While that is true, the suspected damage once believed to be caused by hypos has thus far not appeared in any clinical findings. Basically, when the body becomes used to a certain state (whether its low blood glucose, or exercise), it adjusts to the situation accordingly. Keep in mind that basals are usually required to continue fueling the cells in a fasting state (between meals), and exercise means that the muscle cells require more fuel (glucose) to continue funtioning at that level, so you will probably require some basal insulin, the biggest question is, how much?