well as i mentioned a few times , somehow during a moment of madness i agreed to run the manchester 10k. me actually running is ridiculous generally. me running a 10k i never thought i'd do. However its raising money for Diabetes UK which especially after the past year is a charity very close to my heart.
doing this 10k means i actually have to train for it here comes the stumbling block. my body is not used to exercise and therefore neither is my diabetes. one thing i really really hate is when diabetes stops me doing things and i've never let diabetes hold me back. i've played sports since being young netball , swimming, badminton , horse riding always hiking in summer at least a couple of times and diabetes has never stopped me doing any of these. however since my spinal fracture in 2011 i've not exercised really so getting back into exercising has been damn near impossible
today i went to gym and had one of the scariest hypos i've had in a long time. I went on the spinning machine did 10 minutes on that tested and was 4.1 (73). i was 10.7 (192) before exercising so i had half bottle of lucozade waited another 10 minutes then moved onto the rowing machine after another 10 minutes on this i tested again 3.3 (59) by this time i was extremely shaky to the point i couldn't walk and i couldn't see properly . i was also extremely confused what would be autopilot for me i just couldn't think what to do and i was also on my own in a room away from the main part of the gym. luckily i had my blackberry (thank god for cousin's who give me their old phones!) and managed to type an email to the first person who popped into my head, my consultant.
Luck must of been on my side today as he happened to be at his computer and emailed me straight back telling me to take my pump off when i'm exercising (i was on 20% basal at this point) and that clicked something in my head that i needed to drink the rest of my lucozade. looking back i don't know what happened cause i know what to do during a severe hypo i know i should of drank lucozade and got a member of staff but in that state i just couldn't for the life of me think what to do.
another thing that has come out of this hypo is my dad now doesn't want me alone in the gym anymore as i was in a room where nobody goes. i think he realised that if my doctor hadn't been at his computer that hypo could of played out in a much worse way. next time i will try 0 or 10 % basal and hopefully these damn hypos will stop