So I've been working out a lot more lately (on and off) and it can be so frustrating with diabetes. Case in point: Tonight I had dinner at 5:30 and gave myself what should have been the perfect amount of insulin. At 7:15 Jamie and I were about to leave for the gym and I am at 3.6 which right off the back means that I will be fighting a low the entire time. I drank a juice box and ate a bunch of crackers, thinking that it would keep me above 6 or 7 for the half an hour I was planning on doing cardio.... No such luck.
I was going to do 1.5 miles and about 2 minutes in, I decided to test, a nice big 2.9 to start off a run, wonderful! I decided to keep going for it, and after about 12 minutes, my blood was starting to move up, I was 3.6. Finished my run, and moved over to the stair climber. Did 10 minutes and felt like I was going to die (my current fitness level might have helped with that) and when I tested afterwards, my blood was down to 3.0 again, once again wonderful.
Moral of the story is: Good luck raising your blood and keeping it elevated when working out!! I had my pump set to a -50% temp basal as well, I probably should have just suspended it!
Again, joys of diabetes.