Relationship between insulin administration and substrates oxidation during continuous aerobic exercise in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus
© Decimo et al. 2015
Published: 11 November 2015
The risk of hypoglycemia during and after exercise is a limitation to regular practice. In type 1 diabetes patients.
To compare the influence of different intervals of insulin administration, to identify the proportion of oxidized energy substrates at different times of continuous aerobic exercise and evaluate the relationship between oxygen uptake and glycemic variation at the end of the exercise.
Materials and methods
Six patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus were evaluated: 6 pubertal, BMI Z-score 0.56±0.48; chronological age 13.7±2.6y; duration of disease 6.5±4.26y; mean HbA1c 9.13±1.7%. Patients took breakfast and insulin at the clinic (mean basal insulin 0.47±0.07U/kg/d and fast insulin 0.33±0.12U/kg/d). Continuous ergometric test at moderated intensity (60% VO2max) was performed for 30 min, one and two h after insulin (T1 and T2). Intensity was controlled through oxidation and heart rate measured at 10 and 30 min of exercise with K4b2® gas analyzer. Blood glucose levels were measured at the beginning, 10 and 30 min.
Substrate oxidation wasn't influenced by insulin administration before exercise. A higher carbohydrate oxidation was observed at 10min of exercise and subsequent increase in fat oxidation at 30min. Fast insulin dosis and VO2max are a good predictor of glycemic variation at the end of continuous moderate aerobic exercise.
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