Exercise and Diabetes

 


Table 4: Carb And Insulin Adjustments to Balance Exercise Per 100 lbs.
Exercise Duration Exercise Intensity
Mild Moderate Intense
Carbs* Bolus Basal Carbs* Bolus Basal Carbs* Bolus Basal
15 min + 0g normal normal + 0g normal normal + 20g - 10% normal
30 min + 10g normal normal + 20g - 10% normal + 40g - 20% normal
45 min + 18g - 10% normal + 30g - 20% normal + 50g - 30% normal
60 min + 25g - 15% normal + 40g - 30% normal + 60g - 40% - 10%
90 min + 38g - 20% normal + 55g - 45% - 20% + 90g - 50% - 20%
120 min + 50g - 30% normal + 70g - 60% - 20% + 110g - 70% - 30%
240 min + 80g - 50% - 10% + 120g - 60% -20% + 200g - 70% - 40%

These are only estimates and must be individually adjusted through testing.
*Important: The carb values above are for a person who weighs 100 lbs. If you weigh 200 lbs, you will need twice these amounts. If you have not trained for an activity, you may need slightly more than these amounts. Once you are trained, you may need substantially less.