Back to Basketball!

I posted about a week ago how I had not been feeling into my routine basketball.

I made a half-assed attempt at going back last week, but still wasn’t really feeling it.

I made it back to the YMCA today, and I had a really great time. My jump shot was miraculously on point right out of the gate, and the defender I was playing against gave me enough room to use it. It was awesome.

But I paid a heck of a price for the rest of the day. My blood sugar has been running really high! That is the exact opposite of what I thought would happen. Thank you diabetes.

Despite eating a sensible meal for lunch after playing AND taking a little extra insulin (on a hunch), I’ve been high all afternoon and into this evening. Yet I’ve been scared to death of taking aggressive corrections because I’m worried the bottom will drop out!

As beneficial as today’s exercise was, can you see why so many of us struggle to do it regularly? It creates big problems for our blood sugar management.

Maybe today was a fluke, or maybe I need to adjust something in my post-basketball routine.

Maybe I’m a little pissed that THIS is how I’m “rewarded” for exercising.

Maybe I’m not even surprised, because I know diabetes well enough to know that it doesn’t follow my expectations.

What I do know is that I’ll try again, because that is what we do best.

Persevere.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…