By s93vw Latest Reply 2013-07-07 12:43:54 -0500
Started 2013-07-06 08:29:31 -0500

Why would my blood sugars go up after exercise? I am a Type 1.5 and have good control. My last A1C was a 5.8. I really never go low when running and most recently my sugars are even higher after I start my exercise than when I began. Just wondering.

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s93vw 2013-07-07 11:18:48 -0500 Report

Thanks. This helps a lot. I had read about this before but didn't really understand. Another question though: the more my body gets used to this type or duration of exercise will my body quit reacting as if it stress?

Nick1962 2013-07-07 12:43:54 -0500 Report

I won't guarantee it will be the same for you, but it did with me.
Once you get a good solid routine going (which is true not just about exercise) and you feed your body according to it's needs, the pancreas seems to let you have control rather than it being an adversarial relationship.

Nick1962 2013-07-07 10:49:57 -0500 Report

Your body sees exercise as stress, and like classof78 below describes, often does a "liver dump" to keep your cells nurished. Feeding yourself some protein before a workout can help lower that, and a little after as replacement usually helps too.

classof78 2013-07-06 14:17:44 -0500 Report

I had the same question for my dr. after a blood test scared the living daylights out of me. I usually walk 2.5-3 miles every morning. I checked my blood sugar and it was 65 on my meter. I knew it was low, but needed to fast for a blood test at 7am. I walked 3 miles, then got blood drawn. when the results came back, my level was 120! I freaked. I thought my meter must be really bad or something. When I asked my dr. about it, he called it a sugar dump.. My blood sugar had been really low, and with excersize I needed more, so my liver released a bunch.
I don't have too many mornings anymore that are that low, and now, when I have blood drawn, I check with my meter and compare it with the numbers from the lab. My meter is fine.