What's Your Pre-Prep Before Exercising?

By PetiePal Latest Reply 2011-06-14 15:06:56 -0500
Started 2011-06-13 11:43:00 -0500

Hey everyone! So currently I've been hovering at the 270-275 weight mark. It never goes higher and my sugars are under great control. (6.1 A1c last checkup in April). My office moves buildings in mid-July and I'll have access to a 24/7 fitness center from then on. I'm planning on doing cardio 4-5x weekly from that point on and really trying to get my weight down.

Now I've got a few concerns about low blood sugars and all that…from what I've read you should check your sugars before and after working out, but are there any prescription modifications I should make? If I know I'm working out that evening, should I not take an Amaryl/Glimepiride? Probably best to ask my doc just curious what others do.

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Luna Sol
Luna Sol 2011-06-14 15:06:56 -0500 Report

I check my blood sugars at 8 a.m. at noon I check my bloodsugar before I eat. I then have lunch and exercise afterwards. I check my blood sugar again at 5 p.m before I eat dinner. I find that exercise lowers my blood sugars. If sugars are low treat it with 1/2 cup of orange juice or regular soda or some candy.

granniesophie 2011-06-13 15:32:29 -0500 Report

Here's one for ya-I just get up from my nice warm bed around 3:30AM, walk the dogs and then grab a glass of water and my Nook, and climb on my recumbant bike for a half hour. No food, no nothing. My BG doesn't go up or down, my stress level certainly doesn't go down, my weight doesn't go down, but my belly fat is going down, amazingly enough.
So, I have no idea what it's really like to have something happen one way or the other-weird, huh?? :)

realsis77 2011-06-13 12:12:30 -0500 Report

Excersice can lower blood sugars. I still take my medication (injections) as perscribed but I like to eat a small snack before I excercise because its made me low before. The more vigerous the lower id go. This is only my personal expirence. But I hate to run low so I take a small snack before and this seems to help me. Best of luck and I hope I've helped!

PetiePal 2011-06-13 12:16:39 -0500 Report

Good advice. I'm thinking of having like a small shake or something before like fruit which should help. Really getting low is more an after-worry as thats when the sugar will plummet. I may have to feel it out and see

realsis77 2011-06-13 12:42:48 -0500 Report

Yes it helps me personally. I hate lows and when you take injectables like we do they can sneek up on you! See how it works out for you. I think you will be happy and I think it will prevent that nasty low

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