Despite concerns about hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in Type 1 diabetics, the benefits of exercise far outweigh the negative factors if the proper precautions are taken. Research has even shown that exercise has made the body more sensitive to insulin.
One of my favorite comments to medical students has always been that “there are a hundred reasons for blood sugar levels to change, and we know about fifty of them.” One of the ones that we do know is something called post-exercise delayed hypoglycemia. And I now know from personal experience about this phenomenon. Seems that Steph and I…