Friday, May 14, 2010

Let's get moving!

Friday 5/14 - Let's get moving. Exercise . . . love it or hate it? Do you have a regular exercise routine? Or do you have trouble finding your exercise motivation? How do you manage your insulin and food to avoid bottoming out during your workout? Today is the day to tell us all about your exercise habits, or lack thereof.

Since Nate is only 23 months I don't have just a ton of knowledge on exercise and diabetes. What I do know is Nate is a crazy man! For such a small person he runs REALLY fast. At his gymnastics class they call him the ROADRUNNER. Funny! Anyway, exercise and a lot of physical activity does have a tendency to make Nate drop like a rock so for gymnastics I set a temp basal for 2 hours of -50% and still give him 10-15g of uncovered carbs. It usually works out but I do have to check him at least once during class to make sure he is not going low. Nate loves him some gymnastics. Watch out summer Olympics 2024!!

There are some things I can't prepare for as far as Nate's activity is concerned --- just chasing his sisters around the house can make him drop.

Nate & Sophie playing (please excuse the extremely messy house)

Although I can't prepare for all of Nate's crazy adventures I can check, check and check and carb, carb and carb to keep him from drop, drop dropping too low!


Jen said...

Nate is so cute! Little Roadrunner..very funny!

Joanne said...

I think Nate and Elise would have so much fun in gymnastics together... she runs everywhere too!

Tracy said...

Zane is a crazy little man too! And man can those BG's just DROP!

Penny said...

Oh you have the cutest kids and your house is spotless woman! My criteria is the show 'Hoarders' and if you have anything less than that, I proclaim you are WonderWoman - hee hee hee. I love Nate saying 'bum!'

Meri said...

Oh my heck...hello speed racer!! I remember those cars when the boys were little...they stubbed many toes that were in the way of the fun!

Anonymous said...

Aw - so cute! It's great to see him in action!!

Unknown said...

AWWW - I remember those days of check/sugar...check/sugar - UGH. Joe would drop too when dancing to Alvin and the Chipmunks in his room etc...NOT FUN. But they need to be kids. Awesome job supporting Nate being Nate!!! A true Cutie Patootie.

Tracy1918 said...

Hi! I just found your blog. We're Texans, too!

My 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 in early March. I'm just getting to know everyone blogging and trying to learn.....such a big learning curve!

Looking forward to getting to know you!

AjsMommy82 said...

You have the perfect house for those ride on toys! My kids have to settle for riding around the dining room table :)

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