“The wise in heart accept advise” (Proverbs 10:8).
My wife told me to be careful when I left for my 3 mile walk at 10:20am this morning. “It’s really too hot to walk.”
“Nah, I’ll be OK. I walked yesterday with no problem. I’ve got my bottled water.”
Guess what. She was right.
It was 84 when I started my walk and 94 when I finished an hour and a half later. Incredible!
Little did I know that for a Type-1 insulin dependent diabetic that heat can cause my blood sugar to skyrocket. Not to mention I’m a senior citizen with thyroid issues. Geeze! What was I thinking???
After my first mile, it had bumped up to 230 from 180. Humm. It usually goes down when I walk. “It’ll go down,” I thought.
After the 2nd mile, I checked again. 280. I kept walking and was sweating profusely. Soaked.
After the 3rd mile and meeting my 10,000 step goal, it was 320 with an arrow pointing up meaning it was rising.Finished, I went to my SUV and downed the bottle of water I had brought. I bolused 5 units of fast acting Humalog insulin from my Medtronic Insulin Pump. “That’ll fix it for sure,” I reasoned.
Nope. It didn’t touch it. I was about done in.
I took a shower to cool off. My face was beet red. Then, I laid down for 10 minutes and checked again. It was 360 with 2 arrows up.
All the time, I was sipping water which lowers blood sugar.
“What gives?” I had never had that happen before.
Well, to make a long story short, I ended up injecting a whopping 30 units of insulin.
Right now, at 4pm, it’s dropped to 187 with 2 arrows down. That’s almost within my target range of 90-120. Whew!
What a day!
My wife had gone shopping. When she got home, I got a good lecture. She knows her stuff. She’s a retired nurse.
Now, I’m in a dilemma. It’s too hot to walk. I have to walk to help manage and control my diabetes. I can’t just sit around all day.
Joyce and I talked about it. We decided to go to our Bobby Waters Gym at Patriots’s Park which is about 15 minutes from our home.
For senior citizens, it’s only $100 for both of us! It has everything and more that we need.
• 4 elliptical trainers
• 2 stationary bikes
• 4 treadmills
• 2 rowing machines
• 11 circuit training machines
• 2 Helix lateral trainers
• 1 hand bicycle
• Full scale free weight room
Plus a walking track.
This is all in air conditioned comfort. No more walking on the track near our home – not in this killer heat!————————————————————————-Thanks for reading.