Higher numbers after exercises

By besther414 Latest Reply 2011-11-22 23:53:28 -0600
Started 2011-11-08 13:56:27 -0600

Hi, I just got finished exercising and my bs rose 16 points. Is it because I didn't eat breakfast? I think I might have a slight cold. It's the 2nd day in a row that it does that. Any explanations?

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annesmith 2011-11-22 23:49:28 -0600 Report

I have noticed that half the time when I walk and run ( I walk and run 5 days a week) that my blood glucose will start off really really low, then after I finish, it rises, and I feel a HECK of a lot better…for some reason or another, my blood glucose will get really really really sluggish about twice a week. It's probably because I made the big mistake of walking and running while hungry for so long before. Now that I don't do that, I still get a low before, then it rises up after. If you have a cold at all, it will rise no matter what…when I have a cold…even a slight one, my overall averages increase by at least 40 points…if I have a bacterial infection, mine will rise extremely high—-into the 300s , 400s, and 500s…I always drink a LOT of water—-I drink 10-14 glasses a day…ANNE

nzingha 2011-11-13 12:38:51 -0600 Report

i have sinned… i have eaten an Oates muffin a whole one…i was just craving for one… never done this before since going on insulin..forgive me father…!

jayabee52 2011-11-18 00:13:17 -0600 Report

Was it good? What was your BG after you consumed it?

If it was a once in a while thing, it is not a problem. Just don't use the insulin as an excuse to overindulge frequently. Otherwise I will have to get out my wet noodle. LoL!

nzingha 2011-11-19 06:03:36 -0600 Report

noooo…when i checked waay after it was 291!!! I have taken a receipie from DC for oatmeal muffin and am going to try baking it topday.. but I do so loove oatmeal muffins… I have never done this before since starting to take insulin and i must confess I have been managing my weight…so I dont want to spoil things…

jayabee52 2011-11-19 19:32:58 -0600 Report

But sometimes a body's just gotta cheat for their own mental health. I know I keep my numbers better when I cheat occasionally.

Good fortune on your baking the oatmeal muffin, but be aware it will probably be a higher carbohydrate item than you usually consume (the regular oatmeal muffin will probably be way higher).

I find that when I cheat I have to not keep more than one around or I'll consume the whole box or carton ( my cheat is "drumstick" ice cream cones)

If you're like me you may want to give your extra oatmeal muffins away or stick them in the freezer. (I have to give them away or I'd be too tempted to just microwave one too soon)

You may want to use your blood glucose meter to test what that oatmeal muffin ( or any food or drink ) is doing to your BG levels. I have a way to do that should you wish me to share it with you.

annesmith 2011-11-22 23:53:28 -0600 Report

This is very true—a person has to cheat once in awhile, because it's human. I had an excellent emergency room physician tell me a couple of years ago that it is actually unrealistic to live an overly strict diet…moderation is the key…I myself do NOT believe in dieting…I used to try it all the time, and I got WORSE…but, HATS OFF to those that succeed. I eat a little bit of everything everyday, but I still eat McDonald's, too…whatever works for the individual is best. I have improved on eating more greens…no butter, some oil, and no salt, but have a ways to go…ANNE

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-11-12 16:23:20 -0600 Report

If you are talkng mg/dl for your numbers, then 16 points may very well be in your metes accuracy range and you do not have a problem. I know my numbers go up when I have a cod so that may be it too. Keep a good log of your reading so you can use them for future reference.

kdroberts 2011-11-09 15:17:02 -0600 Report

Im assuming that you are measuring in mg/dl (like 80, 120, etc) rather than mmol/l (like 5.6, 7.0, etc). If you are, 16 points is way too small to consider it a rise, you would be likely to see that variance if you tested twice in a row.

having said that. It is possible for BG to rise during high intensity exercise or if you haven't eaten before, but you're talking about 100-300+ points.

Type1Lou 2011-11-09 14:49:44 -0600 Report

My experience with exercise is that it causes my BG to drop. I've started walking 2+ miles in about 45 minutes (pretty good pace) and always test my BG before and after the walk. If it is low before I begin, I eat something to keep from going hypo. After this exercise, my BG can drop as much as 100 points…good if it was too high to begin with. I also set my pump to deliver a 0% of the programmed basal rate for 90 minutes from the start of the exercise. But, being a Type 1 and using a pump is vastly different from what you deal with as a Type 2. I wish you success in finding the answers you need.

besther414 2011-11-09 02:56:48 -0600 Report

Do any of you women experience higher numbers when it's that time of the month?

GabbyPA 2011-11-10 10:33:57 -0600 Report

Yep and it stinks...it is hard enough to keep things in line, and then that comes along. Mine usually bug me for about 3-4 days before and during. Luckily, at my age, those are getting less often. One good thing about getting old!! LOL

besther414 2011-11-10 12:27:00 -0600 Report

That is about when I noticed mine going up!!! :(

nzingha 2011-11-12 14:58:37 -0600 Report

Can u imagine the audacity of this disease…trying to reject the insulin I give to my body?Well I am not ready to leave here yet..no way at this age.. too young..lol!

nzingha 2011-11-12 19:11:08 -0600 Report

where i come from there's a saying.. you have to take bad things and make laugh'.. turn serious things into laughter.. otherwise you worry too much… even when my feet are weak and feel like they dont want to move.. I order it to get kicking! lol!

Caroltoo 2011-11-13 11:24:10 -0600 Report

I think that is better than the one I grew up with. It was: if you can't say something positive, don't say anything at all. That approach can leave a lot of silences! Your proverb turns bad into good; mine turns it into a neutral. I like the positives/humor. Thanks.

gadgetgirl007 2011-11-11 10:52:36 -0600 Report

Well another issue may have been that I had eaten only a 10 minutes prior to exercising, but this was a good 20 or 30 minutes after, and was my 3rd different exercise, had done bosu ball push-ups & squats, 3 sets of 15 each before the sit-ups.

annesmith 2011-11-09 20:26:20 -0600 Report

YES…about 10 days before my time of the month, my blood sugar rises enormously…into the 300s-500s. I exercise harder during this time, and keep a closer eye on myself. ANNE

sallicia 2011-11-16 23:42:42 -0600 Report

Yes, When I used to have my time of the month, my bioolsugars use to go higher also. But now I don't have to worry about my time of the month anymore bec ause I had a Hystororeterticamy. And Iam so glad that I don't have a monthly any more. sallicia

sallicia 2011-11-11 11:17:23 -0600 Report

I know how that is I used to have really sever peroids before I had my hysterorectimy! And they used to cause my bloodsugars to go real high! But I still have problems with my bloodsugars going too high Whenever I exercise even now! sallicia

annesmith 2011-11-11 21:27:36 -0600 Report

Yes…that sounds like it's really hard for you to keep them down. Do you take any medications for it? ANNE

Anonymous 2011-11-12 00:04:16 -0600 Report

Yes,annesmith, I take insulin in an insulin pump and I also take Metformin500mg. twice a day. But I have Type1 Diabetes since I was 10 years and Iam 51 now and I also have Type2 Diabetes for the last 2 years! My Doctors inj Illinois told that my Diabetes would harder to controll the oloder I got! And That was before my husband and I moved to Texas 2 years ago! sallicia

annesmith 2011-11-13 01:38:01 -0600 Report

I am so happy—-I finally found someone that has 2 types—-I was told I have more than one type of diabetes…have had insulin in the emergency room, can't take Metformin, as my pancreas rejected it. I have years of untreated childhood diabetes, and am now very brittle. I hope you can get your numbers down. It's a real pain in the rear at times, not to sound negative. I don't discuss my diabetes very often anymore with anybody, as nobody believes me when I tell them I have more than one type. Most people look at me and say " No such a thing as having more than one type of diabetes at the same time." I just get real quiet then. I understand why they think that—it's very very rare. I have gotten used to it over time, but some days, I have a harder time keeping so much of it to myself. I am 41 years old. Believe it or not, water helps mine at times…as in a LOT of water, however, I found out that drinking too much water is really bad too because it can drain the whole body out…potassium can be lost then, and then too many lows as a result. So, now I am being more careful about that. Write me back!!!!!——sincerely, ANNE

sallicia 2011-11-13 07:58:46 -0600 Report

Yes, I know what you mean when people look at you funny or they don't believe you ! But as you know it is possible to have both types of diabetes! But it is because Insulin Resistant1 Welll we aren't but our bodies are Insukin Resistant! Your Friend, Sallicia or Salley,

annesmith 2011-11-13 23:41:56 -0600 Report

Yes…to this day, very few people believe me..I understand…like I said, it is very very rare. It's so so nice to have somebody I can relate to…write me back…I have had other doctors tell me this is impossible ( that we have 2 types)—-I just stay focused on the one that found it——unfortunately the majority of mine was found in the emergency room, and they I guess are not allowed to officially diagnose, so I pray hard to God every night…ANNE

sallicia 2011-11-14 10:34:25 -0600 Report

I don't really have trouble with people believeing me about the type1 diabetes ,but when I tell them that Iam also type2 they looke at me like I dumbfounded them! And Then they're like no way! You can't have both! And i tell them yes way!In order to have type1 diabetes you also have to have type2 diabetes because type 2 is when pancre produces areduces amount of insulin and it contisouly decresses until you bbecome a type1 diabetic. To become atype2 diabetic some people wiith diabetes become Insulin Resistnt! SALLEY

annesmith 2011-11-14 22:58:12 -0600 Report

I have had so many people tell me that this is impossible, that it is nice to hear from someone who knows it can happen…I look forward to talking with you again!!!!——sincerely, ANNE

sallicia 2011-11-15 11:20:21 -0600 Report

Dear annesmith, The only ones that really are Diabetic Doctors who specialize in Diabetes,And maybe a Diabetic Eduactor! I use to have a Diabetic Educator in Illinos where I used to live! But scense coming to Texas My Husband and I feel like we are all alone when it comes to taking care of my Diabetes, because nobody here really knows about my Insulin Pump! And it cost $3000 dollars for me to see a Diabtic Educator,Which my Diabetic Doctor here wanted to, but my medicaid dosen't pay for it here, like it did in Illinois! So I told my Diabetic I couldn't see a Diabetic Educator because I didn't have the money and my medicaid wouldn't pay for it! I also asked him if he was going to pay for it! And he said no andtold me not worry about it. Your Friend,

annesmith 2011-11-16 22:00:35 -0600 Report

Thank you…yes, I have found that a diabetic internist always worked tremendously good with me. It just happened to be that I ran out of money to afford the rates, so I positively move on and am getting closer to finding another one. I went over how much I keep track of what I eat more lately, and to my surprise, I have been doing much much better than I thought all along. One BIG thing I have found that works good for me is: eat what my body tells me it needs, do NOT diet, and everything to the best of my ability in moderation. It works..it's not perfect, but it works good for me. On a note of humor, I almost always get "looks" from nurses when they find out I eat McDonalds and creamer and sugar in my coffee every morning. I've been working on cutting back on the creamer for 2 reasons though: it's a weight gainer—-it has whey in it , and my triglycerides are WAY way way way too high—-almost 500 3 months ago…sincerely, your friend, ANNE

sallicia 2011-11-14 10:48:35 -0600 Report

i DON'T really have trouble with people believeing me about the type1 diabetes!,but when I tell them that Iam also type2., they look at me like I dumbfounded them!And then they'er like no way! You can't have both! And I'm like yes way! In order to have type1 diabetes you also have to have type2 diabetes because type2 is when the pancreas produces a reduces the amount of Insulin and it contisouly decress until you become a type1 diabetic. To become a type2. diabetic some people whom are type1 diabetic have to become Insulin Resistant sallicia

pixsidust 2011-11-09 11:12:15 -0600 Report

Not really any changes. FYI this is a small picture but I can tell you have beautiful hair.
I have been a natural blond my whole life until I started to go gray/white so I have been dyeing my hair to what it was before the change. Recently I decided to go dark which I never have before. I have blue eyes and a fair complexion and my new hair color looks just like yours in the picture! How fun!

besther414 2011-11-09 11:35:45 -0600 Report

Awesome!!!! Thank you for the compliment!!! I started to go grey in my early 20's, so I started coloring it auburn. I LOVE red hair!!! You have to post a picture.

jayabee52 2011-11-08 22:45:02 -0600 Report

If I had to guess what is going on with that situation I would guess that your Blood Glucose got too low during your exercise and the low BG triggered a "liver dump" of glycogen into your bloodstream. The dump may have been offset by the fact that when you are exercising insulin resistence is lowered and the excess glucose is drawn into the muscles, But that would only be a guess on my part.

pixsidust 2011-11-08 22:23:26 -0600 Report

What are you drinking?

besther414 2011-11-09 02:57:36 -0600 Report

Coffee before and water during.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-08 17:34:43 -0600 Report

Skipping meals can raise your blood sugars if you are type 2. Your body thinks you are starving it so it produces more glucose. You might try Glucerna shakes when you do not feel like eating. They are designed for diabetics and help keep your sugars level. My dr has approved me to substitute Glucerna for one meal a day.

annesmith 2011-11-16 22:05:40 -0600 Report

When I skip meals, my blood sugar drops seriously low…I was told by 2 internists and the hospital I am type 1, but I thought all diabetics rose when they skipped meals…not me. However, if I eat a medium to big breakfast, I stay in the 200s-400s all day long…interesting …if I skip breakfast ( which I NEVER ever do anymore), I am in big trouble later on in the night time…while I am sleeping then I fall into the 50s and 70s and have a diabetic seizure. I can get by with skipping supper, but no longer do that anymore either…it is very unhealthy to starve…ANNE

MEGriff1950 2011-11-17 00:09:14 -0600 Report

Wow Anne, the more that I learn about diabetes the less I know. Instead of being in the same boat together it is more like we each have our own liferaft tethered one another. Here I feel like I am tethered to some very good people.

jayabee52 2011-11-18 00:09:10 -0600 Report

You're right mary! Since our responses to the same food/drink/meds differ so much we each have to learn what works for us as individuals. We CAN share what we have learned about ourselves in the hope that someone may find either the information or the proceedures to be valuable.

annesmith 2011-11-17 01:01:14 -0600 Report

HI!!!!———THIS COMPUTER IS SLOWING UP—-SO, I will talk more with you tomorrow!!!—-Thank you for being a friend!!!!!——ANNE

annesmith 2011-11-17 01:01:14 -0600 Report

HI!!!!———THIS COMPUTER IS SLOWING UP—-SO, I will talk more with you tomorrow!!!—-Thank you for being a friend!!!!!——ANNE

MewElla 2011-11-08 14:01:12 -0600 Report

I exercise every day, after breakfast…gives me fuel for the day, and then prior to my walking, I always eat some protein for energy, like string cheese, small apple with pnt butter and lots of water. When I get back from exercise, my #'s drop significantly…Slight cold could cause a rise for me…Good Luck to you.

annesmith 2011-11-16 22:13:48 -0600 Report

I exercise in the evening, before supper, because if I exercise in the morning, I burn off too much sugar or something, and I get the shakes. My metabolism has always been pretty high—-in fact, when I was 13, I would sit down and eat a WHOLE pizza and stay the same weight or even lose weight. I have never been skinny, but always normal weight or slightly overweight. When I was 2 years old, my parents would take me to a restaurant every Saturday and I would literally eat 2 adult meals everytime…people would STARE at me and laugh. My dad was the same way all his life—-he'd sit down and eat a whole chicken by himself about twice a week—ha, ha. I found out that I weigh about 100lbs less than what I should, calculating everything in, HOWEVER, my metabolism slowed up when I turned 29, it slowed up just enough to let me know " HEY—-time to eat in moderation now." So, I usually eat moderate, sometimes I will still eat a whole chicken, but not very often…ha, ha, ha…yes, nurses really PAUSE when they find out how I have always eaten. I always was really good about eating vegetables, too, and fruit, it's just that my body to THIS ( from the time I was born to today) extremely wants fried chicken, butter, cheese, and tomatoes…ha, ha, ha…I am 50lbs overweight today, and am working on losing all 50lbs…it does not come off like it used to——-I'm 41 now…ANNE

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