Blood sugars spike after exercise

By luked Latest Reply 2012-11-14 17:42:30 -0600
Started 2012-11-13 05:03:18 -0600

What are your thoughts?

On several occasions I've noticed my BG will spike after a vigorous workout in gym. This typically happens around 5pmish.
Has anyone experienced this and how did you handle or treat it?

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4 replies

Traceyrb 2012-11-14 17:42:30 -0600 Report

Is your BG high when you begin to exercise? I've heard if your BG is already high it will get higher w/exercise.

Wolfgirl1213 2012-11-13 23:13:05 -0600 Report

I personally have this problem a lot being an athlete. The blood sugar is typically high after a vigorous workout because of adrenaline and once that adrenaline wears off your blood sugar will drop pretty low typically. What I ideally do is that right after the workout I eat a snack and that way when the adrenaline wears off my blood sugar is still stable

Nick1962 2012-11-13 07:49:43 -0600 Report

I'm one of those that happens to, and James' response below is correct as it was explained to me. To some bodies, exercise is stress. Like James said, other than some protein to work on while I exercise, I really don't pay attention to it.

jayabee52 2012-11-13 05:37:16 -0600 Report

I myself have not experienced this, however I have read about others who have.

The theory is that exercise burns blood glucose (BG) and also makes one more sensitive to insulin. When one's BG falls below a certain level the liver dumps glycogen into one's bloodstream as an emergency measure to keep one from experiencing a hypo (low) which raises one's BG levels higher than "normal".

To combat that from happening I have heard of folks eating protein prior to exercise.