I’ve been at it for about 63 days. No surprises with my blood sugar but I confess I used to work out a great deal in my younger days and in most of the possible scheduling permutations – but back in those days, I wasn’t waking up early – I was just starting my days later, LOL… That was when I was in good shape as opposed to now, where I am more in pear shape… and make no mistake… PEAR, is a shape J
That said, for me with morning workouts, all of the cortisol/dawn phenomenon/”morning goofiness” applies – which means my basal is higher and any carbs I take in will hit my system with a +30% blood sugar gain… My body is pretty predictable in this regard but it was/is a consideration. The thing I have quit doing for these workouts is lowering my basal a bunch for the workout itself. I am dropping it slightly (5%-10% depending on the workout) and using a recovery drink that has a 2:1 ratio for carbs:protein. I am testing a personal theory so- I can’t tell you there is any merit to this approach just that I’m playing my latest guess against my body’s reactions and waiting to see what happens.
The bigger surprise for me was how much of an emotional boost I have gotten from hitting the (admittedly simple) goal of leaving my mattress the extra hour ahead to start my day…
The tricky thing for me is always getting a gauge on when to lower my basals. My body seems to do this strange stair-step thing where it hits a tipping point and goes to the new dose requirement all of a sudden. I can tell when I am getting close because I do start seeing new highs or lows but I’ll wake up one day and have to drop (or raise) by 5-20% and keep it there – when I have to keep adjusting down for over 3 days, I stop with the temp basals and drop the actual… With Lantus, it was a bit trickier – I’d notice I was going low (or high), I’d lower (or raise) my Lantus and (if lowering) end up giving some extra fast acting through the days for a couple of days and then settle in… but I expect you probably have a pretty good handle on that side of things…
I am not sure if I gave you the information you were looking for or not – but, as ever, feel free to let me know if I left out pieces you needed!