Hard exercise and glucose levels

By canadiandia28 Latest Reply 2014-02-14 16:03:48 -0600
Started 2014-02-13 07:20:32 -0600

Hey everyone!

Well I eat off I'll introduce myself! My name is Victoria I'm 28 living in Canada. I have lost 120 pounds as I had gained too much during pregnancy! I am struggling with my last 20 pounds particularly due to blood sugar lows! I usually eat and drink too many carbs after a hard work out due to a low blood sugar . I get so ravenous too and sometimes over do it when eating verbs to bring me back to normal! Also, I notice if I do High intensity interval training I'm having low blood sugars well after I go to the gym too w/o insulin any advice? Anyone struggle?

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canadiandia28 2014-02-14 06:07:45 -0600 Report

Thank you both for your replies and advice and it is much appreciated ! The gym is a fun part of my life and I want to enjoy it with out the struggles . I will look at the 15/15 rule I also believe that I'm taking too much insulin. To be honest I haven't had an endocrinologist since I was 18. My family doctor in this small city I'd moved to prefers looking after my ha1c here . He has pretty much decided I know my diabetes better than anyone else and it's been a guessing game on my end. With the constant activity and weight loss success I realize my insulin to carb ratio is VERY different than what it was a year ago ! I need to take time to sit down and write down everything which I never do because I work constant 15 hour days lol and I have my daughter. I am trying to force myself I make time out to do this . I appreciate the support on here as things stand right now!!! Xoxox

jayabee52 2014-02-14 16:03:48 -0600 Report

please don't feel that I encouraged you to give up the gym, just perhaps to lower the intensity of your workouts. Perhaps it is time to get a Endo involved again. Perhaps guessing games can be dangerous to you and now it is not just you to consider, if you collapse your daughter would be affected as well.



jayabee52 2014-02-14 02:42:06 -0600 Report

Howdy Victoria

I understand your struggle but I do not have the same difficulty. However perhaps you need to lighten up girl! You may not be able to remove the weight by working it off. Try instead to lower your carbohydrate intake. I won't take for granted you are T1 just because you take insulin.

I am a T2 and was on low doses of NPH insulin twice a day. I was able to lose 65 lbs in 5 mo by following a meal plan I devised. I also got off my NPH injections and normalized my Blood Glucose (BG) levels and achieved an A1c of 5.5. If this interests you I can share it with you just ask.

Also do you know about the 15/15 rule for bringing up hypos? If you don't or maybe need a refresher you can find it here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

Praying God's best to you and yours

James Baker.

TopazDee 2014-02-13 11:10:03 -0600 Report

Hi Victoria I am 68 and live in the UK I felt compelled to send this post as my best friend shared your name plus I felt you were beating yourself up over your weight which I can understand what you are going through you have to put diabetes first and weight loss second.
I found that by addressing the situation by starting a new way of life helped immensely with both issues, shopping is still exhausting as I am having to look at all the labels to count sugars, carbs and fats but my BG's are pretty level and my weight is coming down slow but sure which my Dr. is pleased with as they put my Type 2 down to age and weight I am disabled and unable to exercise.
Beating yourself up causes massive stress levels which in turn plays havoc with BG readings.
Good luck Stay safe

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