Curling is one of my favorite things to do. Figuring out how to handle my diabetes while I compete is definitely not one of my favorite things to do. Curling presents adventures in blood sugars like nothing else I’ve found. The sport is interesting because it is an anaerobic exercise. It has a different effect on my blood sugar than the same amount of aerobic exercise like running. I have found (with the help of my enlite sensor) that my blood sugar doesn’t really drop during a game. The six to ten hours following a game are when the exercise effects show up (which frequently coincides with when I would like to be sleeping). I would love to get a better understanding of why this happens!
This week, my team managed to win the National Championship, regardless of what my blood sugar decided to do along the way!