That being said, there is still some research and tweaking to figuring out what basal setting work best for you and your activity. I've wrote about finding a good basal setting for going walking with my dogs, and I've slowly started figuring out my basal settings for a few other things.
- Walking--8%, set 30 minutes before, during, and 30 minutes after.
- Wii Fit--If only 30 minutes, no need to disconnect. But if going for almost an hour, completely disconnect beforehand.
- Cleaning--20%, try to set 30 minutes beforehand if I remember, but still working on that.
- Grocery Shopping--25% set 30 minutes before and during.
And now that I've officially joined a gym, I need to figure out what basal settings I need for all those fun machines (elliptical, anyone), and I'm toying with the idea of doing the spinning class. To be honest, this is kind of scaring the crap out of me. Whenever I envision a spinning class, I see sweaty, exhausted bodies leaning over the handle bars like they're on a torture machine with a Nazi-like trainer at the front screaming, "Faster!". So why do I want to try this class? Because it is one of the best calorie-burning workouts! And I'm trying to get rid of some of the fluffiness that my sedentary job has led me to.
So now I'm seeking out if there are any other diabetics out there have have successfully (or not) gone through a spinning class. Even if you were unsuccessful and had to leave early with a debilitating low, tell me how it was and what you would do different. I'd like to be as prepared as I can be. My initial plan is to set my basal to 50% at least 30 minutes before the class (maybe an hour, I don't know), then completely disconnect during the glass. I plan to have Constance front and center on the bike (if that's possible, but she'll be nearby that's for sure) and bring some Gatorade for the first few classes to make sure I have something quick to bring me up if I need it.
Anyone else out there ever done a spinning class (D or non-D)? What should I expect? Am I crazy? (Only in relation to this post, please.)