Working out

By Alyssa(: Latest Reply 2012-08-28 00:47:26 -0500
Started 2012-08-26 21:06:50 -0500

Did anyone decide on working out at an average 150 glucose reading, then five minutes into a workout go dramatically low? Any ideas or helpful hints?

Tags: fitness

3 replies

MAYS 2012-08-26 21:22:44 -0500 Report

Exercise (or any physical activity) will cause your blood glucose to drop.
An adjustment in yoir medication is necessary, or you may not be able to take them right before exercising to prevent the drop in your blood glucose, the same applies to insulin!
What you can do is this, 45-60 miutes before you exercise consume a slow absorbing carbohydrate such as a whole grain bagel with peanut butter, or a few handfulls of nuts, a candy bar with nuts will also do, the purpose is to keep a supply of carbohydrates in reserve while your body uses up the glucose that is currently in your bloodstream.

Always make sure that you have your meter handy and check your blood glucose level before, during and after working out, if your numbers are starting to drop have something on hand such as raisins (or glucose tablets) to help bring it back up.

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annesmith 2012-08-28 00:47:26 -0500 Report

Hi. This is Anne. Thank you for the helpful information. I am just now improving on this topic. For a really really long time, I did not use my common sense, and went for my moderate to intense walk and run without even thinking much about if I had eaten anything, and how much carbohydrates I had before hand. I am relieved I am making improvements on this. Who knows how many lows I drove into my body countless times doing that? This disease is with us all the time, so I went wrong by saying to myself " Oh, it'll be alright..the lower the better, anyway." Not quite—-yeah, good that I continuously kept going and exercising, but, bad in that I basically drove the lows—-Anne

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