I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed at 33 years. I am now 42.
Exercise used to be such a big part of my life, including mountain biking and gym. Recently I had an incident with low blood sugar.
I don’t have any self belief in starting to practice again as this happened during practice. My sugar levels seem to be very sensitive when exercising: for example, I did a normal 20 minute treadmill walk and run. Before this my sugar level was 13 and after it was 7.5mmol/l.
What is a safe sugar level to have when mountain biking? When is the best time to practice? And what is the best food to eat during, for example, a 40km race to maintain sugar levels?
Will I as a Type 1 diabetic be able to do endurance races like JHB to Sea?
Thanks for making it easier to live with diabetes.