REDUCE the meal time bolus before exercising to x unitsOR
TAKE xx additional grams of carbohydrate
If exercising more than 2 hours after last meal take xxx extra grams of carbohydrates
For those on insulin pump therapy try reducing the basal rate by 50% (cutting it in half) 90 minutes before exercise and for 1 hour after exercise. (This method MAY need to extra carbs too!!)
Take up to an additional xx grams carbohydrateOR
Whenever you take extra carbs you may need to take some of this BEFORE starting exercise, some DURING and some AT THE END)
NOTE: This calculator will not work for ANAEROBIC EXERCISE (weight lifting, squats etc) as blood sugar levels may rise in which case you may need more insulin – discuss this with your diabetes team.