Wobbley and Shakey

Today I was riding into work and that familiar low blood sugar feeling set in.  I was wobbly and shakey. I left the house feeling fine and I hadn’t over bolused.  I had a banana and almond butter and some grapes which in my typical guessing mind would have been at least 35g of carbs.  Knowing that I was riding to work and that grapes are pretty high in sugar I bolused for 25g of carbs.  I finally had to stop and search my bag for something sugary.  I found two marguerita clif blocks in my purse which i quickly ate.  Annoyed that i had to eat something when I didn’t want to and that I could barely peddle I started to feel the oh woe is me feeling.  Tears even started to well up in my eyes as i struggled to keep peddling and finally pulled over for a few minutes to take a deep breath.  I think I am also suffering from the post-ironman blues.  All week I’ve been struggling to get to work to sit at my desk and bean count – not very exciting.  I finally got moving again which was either a result of knowing that it wasn’t the end of the world OR the clif blocks kicked in. 🙂

Speaking of commutes don’t forget that its bike to work week next week! Lots of fun and lots of free stuff on your commutes!


About Gillian

I am a type 1 diabetic diagnosed at the age of 30. I run marathons, participate in bike races , ironman triathlons and everything in between.
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1 Response to Wobbley and Shakey

  1. Scully says:

    I know this all too well. And those margarita shot blocks are gross. I learned that the first time I used them for a low.

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