As you may have read Cara (almost 7) has started her cross country training. No big surprise that she is going to be a runner, I mean the form on that kid...she runs like her dad.
This is our first experiment (if you will) with Cara, running and diabetes and I need to make a few changes but I'm just not 100% sure what I want/should do.
This Is What We Are Doing Now:
Cara has a nurse coming into the school 3 times a day to bolus her every time she eats. Running is at last recces, the nurse comes in before that for pm snack. She covers Cara's snack like normal, corrects any high bg, Cara eats her snack. Right before she runs Cara has 7carbs (Canadian rockets) uncovered. As per her coach they are running for about 10-15mins give or take a few.
Cara comes home and her bg is usually around 8mmols (144) . Now usually when she comes home from school she wants a snack that I always bolus for that however when she is running earlier that day I give her 15-25 carbs uncovered. At about the 1.5 hour mark after she gets home so maybe about 2-2.5 hours after she runs even with the 7 free carbs prior to running and 15-25 carbs she eats after she gets home is going low. She seems to be hitting the 2's a lot right before dinner.
So I'm thinking of maybe not covering her pm snack on running days at all to fix the lows? and maybe I should be running a temp basal on running day in the afternoon?
Any suggestions? advice? running is new to us so anything you have to offer would be wonderful and helpful. Thanks!!