By gdturnedauto Latest Reply 2012-10-25 09:35:36 -0500
Started 2012-10-24 10:43:07 -0500

Ok so can anyone give insight? I woke up my blood sugar was 117 at 8am I ate a hard boiled egg at 9 I went on a 25min walk at 10:30 my blood sugar was 127. I don't get it. I'm on no meds or insulin .

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Harlen 2012-10-24 14:41:33 -0500 Report

You used carbs on your walk and didnt give your bod any to use but youe #s are good
Best wishes

cherylwillard 2012-10-24 14:02:21 -0500 Report

If you don't eat the right combination or if you're fasting, your sugars can go up. If all you had was a hard boiled egg, then you didn't feed your system sufficiently. If you are going to exercise, give yourself a small serving of carbs and fiber, to go with the protein and fats in the egg.

GabbyPA 2012-10-25 09:35:36 -0500 Report

This is what I would say too. If you don't give your body a little to work with, it will make it's own and you can be in trouble. Now a rise of just 10 points could even be a % difference in your meter, so it really is nothing to worry about. Shoot, you can take two readings from the same drop of blood and get that difference.

If you are still concerned, try your walk with an egg and maybe a slice of toast. See if that helps? I often take my walks in the evening to get rid of sugar from my day, so you may be getting rid of too much, and your body wants to add back from your liver to make sure you don't drop too low.

More testing can help you find a pattern.

Nick1962 2012-10-24 13:52:00 -0500 Report

For some people, exercise can raise your numbers. It was explained to me that in some cases, activity can be seen as stress to the body. Stress raises BG.
I'd be willing to bet it was down less than 30 minutes later. Cutting my lawn ups me by 20 points every time.

I'll also add, don't pay too much mind to a single reading, unless it's crazy high or low. If you don't trust it, test again, and yet even again if you have to. Guiven that your meter can be up to 20% off, or the test site contaminated, that 127 could have been anywhere from 102 to 152. Still within a reasonable range. Also, you're testing one drop out of 10 pints of blood, it's possible that blood isn't consitently concentrated throughout the body.

If you can afford to, it might be interesting to do some further intensive testing to get to know yourself better. Test before exercise, maybe during and every half hour after for an hour or two just to see what happens. Either way, it wouldn't trouble me having that reading.

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