By genniedevera Latest Reply 2012-09-09 01:22:27 -0500
Started 2012-09-03 08:11:47 -0500

Hello…if my fasting BS is a bit high, do I still need to eat before I start my routine workout? I usually just have my coffee then start my workout..

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Set apart
Set apart 2012-09-05 06:05:19 -0500 Report

I usually wake up about 80 to 110, those are good numbers for me I have my coffee and workout without needing a snack! BG any lower than that will call for a snack and higher than 110 I will have a protein snack and then workout, this helps from it going too high!

NiceDiabetes 2012-09-03 17:37:47 -0500 Report

One great exercise tip I had recently was to test twice before you start i.e. probably half an hour between
That way you can see whether you are trending up or down previous to the exercise and work on the information accordingly.
Ive started doing it and have found I have less hypos or can control highs better

genniedevera 2012-09-04 06:31:52 -0500 Report

Thanks for the tip! My fasting BS this morning was 106. That's a first for me… I'm usually running high 120s to high 140s… I'll have my coffee, check again then workout… I was experiencing vertigo last month so I stopped working out…

NiceDiabetes 2012-09-09 01:22:27 -0500 Report

I wish I could take the credit for the idea but I was talking to a T!D who does triathalons and she told me to give it a go! Glad it helped

Nick1962 2012-09-03 14:48:47 -0500 Report

My numbers go up when I exercise, but I tend to eat very sparingly so it's my body's way of saying "you need more fuel" or "I'm being stressed". Depending on the workout, a little before and a little replacement after keeps me right. Your mileage may vary, so why not test and see what your reaction is?

genniedevera 2012-09-04 07:20:07 -0500 Report

Yup…it went up right after my workout…

Nick1962 2012-09-04 10:46:30 -0500 Report

That's kind of like me. Usually immediately after I'm fine, but say 10 minutes after I go up. i think I might be reacting correctly during exercise, but Mr. Pancreas just doesn't shut down production right a way. If I eat a little afterward, I think that gives him the nudge to stop. Just my theory, but you could test it as well.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-09-03 14:42:30 -0500 Report

That would depend on how high it is. If mine is high in the morning, I eat a boiled egg and my coffee. Exercise will lower it and you will still need to eat to keep it from going too low. I can tell when I need carbs or when I don't need anymore based on what I have eaten and what I am doing until my next snack or meal.

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