Replying to Type 1 Diabetes
So... about 3 weeks ago I started to become really thirsty, I mean...REALLY thirsty, this was leading to me waking up in the middle of the night for about 2 weeks, drinking and pissing constantly. I ski almost every day so I thought the little extra fatigue I had was due to just skiing hard (or pissing constantly), since we just had a descent storm and all. So last Tuesday I called my doctor and told her my symptoms. She ordered a few blood tests, so I went and had them done. I received a call the following morning and was told to rush to the ER because my glucose was 600+ ... Needless to say I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I arrived. Now what I want to know is how much does skiing effect your blood sugar? I know it will vary, but I would like to know from other diabetics on here how much do you have to compensate for the activity? Since physical activity effectively lowers your blood sugar. Just looking for some tips on regulation while I ski, and any general info you can give me on this new lifestyle. It is rare for someone my age (22) to become type 1, especially with no past family diabetic issues. but I guess somewhere along the way my pancreas was programmed to shut off. Or something, somewhere effected my physical being.
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