Exercise & Blood Sugar Level

By sisyphus2000 Latest Reply 2009-05-15 19:54:14 -0500
Started 2009-05-10 07:08:36 -0500

I am a Type 2 & I can't seem to get any specific information on this problem…I go to the gym or do exercise videos. My main exercises are walking & the 30-min program (kinda like Curves). I need to know when I should test my blood sugar level AFTER I finish exercising. I am very afraid that my sugar will take a dive while I am driving. Do I check it 5 mins or 15 mins or what?

5 replies

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-05-15 19:54:14 -0500 Report

First I would check my BS before and after exercising. I would keep a journal to see where your downfalls are. You should eat. Carring something with you is also an option. I know if your BS is high you should steer clar of exercise. Thats what my MDs tell me…

sisyphus2000 2009-05-15 10:25:25 -0500 Report

Thanks for the help. I notice that my BSL usually rises after exercise (kinda high too). Then later it goes back to normal.

Wonder why my BSL peaks after exercising?

cakeybakes 2009-05-11 17:41:29 -0500 Report

I always take my bsl right after excercise and about an hour later. If you haven't eaten for a while before you excercise you should probably test before you get on that treadmill so you know it's not too low. I had a bit of a dizzy spell the other day when I forgot to test.
It's good to have a routine so that you know when to excercise and how long you have before you have to eat, etc. I usually excercise mid-morning about 1-2 hours after a meal, then I know my bsl is okay and I don't have a low. I guess it all depends on your schedule.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-10 07:39:55 -0500 Report

Don't know that there are any specific guidelines on this, but it might be good to take a reading right after exercising for a period of time to see what happens and how exercise is affecting you individually. Remember that it can also cause your BS numbers to rise, oddly enough. You might want to take it an hour or so later for a while as well, just to see, again, what is happening with you. I've never read any guidelines, so you might want to ask your doctor. Always have something handy in the event of low BS, of course.

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