Exercise & Testing

fancyfree
By fancyfree Latest Reply 2012-10-03 08:12:15 -0500
Started 2012-09-27 10:15:32 -0500

I have finally gotten serious about exercising, but am not sure about when to test after exercising. I hope someone can give me some help on this.


14 replies

pontufex
pontufex 2012-10-01 09:17:11 -0500 Report

When I go for my evening cemetery walks (yes I walk a graveyard) I wait a minimum of 30 minutes before I test so as not get an abnormal reading. If I do it any sooner than that I end up with numbers higher than normal for me and that reflects badly since my data is directly transferred from my meter to my PC and spreadsheet. My doc knows all too well my past vices (bread, pasta, Mt. Dew) so I don't want her to think I had an orgy of Italian food and sugary sweet soda…I better stop, I'm making myself hungry.

fancyfree
fancyfree 2012-10-03 08:12:15 -0500 Report

Thanks to you & ChiBoy for your input. My hubby just said "see, I told you so". I will wait, today, & see what I get.

pontufex
pontufex 2012-10-01 09:17:10 -0500 Report

When I go for my evening cemetery walks (yes I walk a graveyard) I wait a minimum of 30 minutes before I test so as not get an abnormal reading. If I do it any sooner than that I end up with numbers higher than normal for me and that reflects badly since my data is directly transferred from my meter to my PC and spreadsheet. My doc knows all too well my past vices (bread, pasta, Mt. Dew) so I don't want her to think I had an orgy of Italian food and sugary sweet soda…I better stop, I'm making myself hungry.

ChiBoy
ChiBoy 2012-10-01 09:04:04 -0500 Report

If you test after exercise your numbers will be high and you will think something is wrong.

So, don't test right after your exercise, wait 10-30 minutes before testing and you will see the great work exercise does to your blood sugar—the number(s) will look good and you will be happy with your result.

Remember, not to eat before the testing!!

Good Luck!!!

fancyfree
fancyfree 2012-09-29 23:17:34 -0500 Report

Thanks to all for the advice. I have been keeping track of bg before & after, but so far am showing higher numbers after than before. I will continue to keep track & see what happens as get further into this. Thanks again for the help.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-09-29 17:52:06 -0500 Report

I would suggest testing after you finish to see where your number is at in case it is running low. Exercising will lower your bg and if using insulin it can be a whole new experience. Always keep glucose tabs or gels near you in case you feel a sudden drop.

Once you check when finished, it will let you know what action you will need to take. Try keeping a log of time exercising, intensity, type of exercises as well as a before starting to exercise bg and the bg after completion of exercise session. This will help you see any patterns until you find the right balance.

Kuddos to you for getting on the right track and starting the exercise, add in portion control and some carb counting and you'll really feel the boost in mood/stress change:)

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