I had a lot of trouble playing basketball today. My blood sugar was running high (240’s) and wouldn’t come down quick enough.
My muscles were shot, I couldn’t get enough oxygen into my lungs, my brain was foggy, my coordination and reflexes were anything but coordinated and “reflexy” (…?). It was awful.
I have also had some experiences on the other end of the spectrum, when running low during exercise. Those suck too, but in a different way and are for me usually less disruptive to what I am trying to do.
I don’t get that.
Low blood sugar = NOT ENOUGH GAS IN THE TANK = muscles working fine, coordination alright and reflexes decent.
High blood sugar = PLENTY OF FUEL AROUND = everything is all effed up.
I know, I know, insulin is the key, blah blah blah. It just seems like one of those weird “diabetes means the opposite of what logic would tell you” things.