Last year was our first year swimming with diabetes. I was SHOCKED at how swimming drops Matthew's BG. Seriously. I guess it's because he's moving arms and legs....not just legs, like running? Whatever the reason, that kiddo drops in the pool.
So much, that last year, I didn't even let him take lessons at all. I just couldn't handle it. We were so new to diabetes. In hindsight, I suppose I should have braved it. Oh well....
I was brave this year! Today he finished up 2 weeks of swimming lessons. Yes, I was dreading it, it but God really blessed us. We got into a groove quickly.
I found that if I gave Matthew 10 carbs uncovered, he could swim for an hour before needing another boost.
Oh, last thing, I made sure they were slow carbs. Almond clusters, fun size snickers, peanut butter crackers. They all worked great!
Of course, YDMV. (Your diabetes may vary.) But this worked great for Matthew. This time. You know how that goes!