walking and diabetics

By Papanna Latest Reply 2015-03-11 20:09:01 -0500
Started 2015-03-08 00:15:47 -0600

Doctors says that diabetic persons must walk at least 40 minutes in a day
1 Whether diabetic persons may walk early morning in empty stomach or with a cup of cofee is god ? When walking the persons body active more then there is any chances of Blood sugar
raises above the normal value ?
2 By walking whether blood sugar raises or reduces ?
3 What is the suitable time for walking
4 early morning walking before light snacks may be consumed /
Experienced members may please share

15 replies

Homely54 2015-03-11 20:09:01 -0500 Report

Congratulations to all of you, i only wish i could get myself to do more walking. I try when i am at work, if i leave work for coffee or anything i try to walk at a fast pace. I know i should do more but it such a struggle with myself to get started. Weather changing my help me hopefully.

Pegsy 2015-03-09 16:43:33 -0500 Report

I always exercise, be it walking or lifting weights one to two hours after I eat. My glucose is always lower after walking and always higher after weight lifting. I do the weight lifting anyway because the long term benefit outweighs the short term rise. On days that I don't work I exercise in the morning after breakfast. On days that I do work, I exercise after lunch. When the weather is favorable I take a relaxing walk after dinner as well.

MewElla 2015-03-09 10:47:30 -0500 Report

I walk each morning, testing before and after my walk. I eat very good breakfast, lots of protein for my energy, and not only does the walk do great for my bg#'s, super on me losing and maintaining my weigh and a general sense of feeling for my day. Done this for last 5 years and it sure works for me. My numbers definitely come down after my walk. I always have coffee with my breakfast and it all works hand in hand.

JoleneAL 2015-03-09 09:07:21 -0500 Report

Doctors love to tell us what to do, but don't live it generally.

1. Walk as long as you can physically handle it. If you are starting out, start for 10 minutes, then increase it as you get stronger. (from my weight doctor)
2. It depends on the person. Mine goes up for a short period of time, then down. I always check before I walk and a half hour after.
3. Suitable time is when you can. I walk at night because with my job, that is best for me.
4. I don't understand this one. Always check your numbers before you walk. If normal or a bit low, have a small protein snack so you don't crash and make sure to take glucose tabs with you. I walk in the house on a treadmill, so I have fast access to the fridge if necessary.

My weight doctor says to walk every day, at least 10 minutes. 40 is fantastic, but not everyone can do it.

Papanna 2015-03-09 02:40:58 -0500 Report

Thanks to all members sharing this discussion Walking and diabetics
All r opinions and suggestions good
I am walking from 6 Am to 7-30 Am in which 45 minutes is a brisk
1 After completing walk coming to home my BS raise 30 - 35 ponits Why
Before going to walk i am consume 4 or 5 Almond and 15- 20 peanut seeds and a cofee Since Doctors also advised notto going walkwithout empty stomach
2 Some of them says it is a liver dumping udo not walk before breakfasr
but always early morning FBS is 95 around
Please clarify any suggestions

GabbyPA 2015-03-08 19:11:47 -0500 Report

I walk in the morning before I eat and then again in the evening after dinner. That helps me have better numbers longer. My lows tend to hit me in the middle of my day, so I try to be extra careful if I am out and about at that time.

haoleboy 2015-03-08 13:31:06 -0500 Report

First let me say that I am a type 2 taking metformin and not prone to lows.
I do all of my exercising while in a fasted state. I walk 1-2 miles and lift weights every day. There are many proven benefits to exercising while fasted … depleting your liver's glycogen stores and improving insulin sensitivity, muscle gain and fat loss are just a few. (Certainly not for everyone but this works for me.)
I usually notice a 10-point drop in my BGL after my walks on most days.


Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-08 09:35:13 -0500 Report

Walking is the easiest exercise…the best time to walk (in my humble opinion) is after your heaviest meal of the day…some people like to eat a light supper in favor of a bigger lunch..these people should walk in the afternoon after lunch…if your dinner is your biggest meal…then a nice stroll after dinner is good…and don't worry if your BG goes up a bit after you walk..that is normal..doesn't last long and the benefits from the activity by far exceed a little raise in BG…I wouldn't exercise on an empty stomach…it has been my experience that if I don't eat within an hour or so of waking up my BG begins to rise…not as much as it use to..but yes it still goes up a bit…if the morning is the only time you have available to walk do so after you have at the very least a light snack..put something in your body..you can always have a proper breakfast when you get home from walking…

Mallacai 2015-03-08 08:14:06 -0500 Report

Hello Papanna,
1 Always eat something before exercising (not less that an hour before).
2 I have heard that blood glucose rises a bit shortly after exercises but remember other that diet exercises helps maintain better B/G level all day.
3 Anytime is an excellent time for walking just remember to stay hydrated.
4 Never exercise on an empty stomach as blood glucose may drop too low.
5 Always challenge your body i.e. work your way up to one hour ( but do so gradually), walk faster, add some other form of exercise like swimming, cycling etc and most beneficial some weight training.
Hope this answers your question.

Happy exercising.

jayabee52 2015-03-08 09:43:39 -0500 Report

Howdy Mall
in response to your point #2, that is only true that the BG rises after exercise when doing heavy exercise of long duration (example, marathons).

Simple walking would not be considered heavy exercise and usually the BG level goes down. Check it out for yourself

Mallacai 2015-03-09 07:52:14 -0500 Report

Thanks James, From what i read i got the impression that B/G levels rises even with moderate exercises. Your explanation seems plausible as your liver will release glycogen only when there is a heavy demand for energy like you said in a marathon.

Papanna 2015-03-09 09:44:45 -0500 Report

generally early morning the person after wake up the body starts to activate then liver will release the glycogen that is why Blood sugar raises .
1 If blood sugar raises then if we consume food it is reduced ?
2 If we go onwalk or excercise or doing work in houses then also blood sugar reduces ?
If earlymorning the persons Blood sugar levels more than 150 or 160 then if the person consume food then also blood sugar reduces ?
In this circumstances the personmay walk or not ?

jayabee52 2015-03-09 10:16:29 -0500 Report

You wrote "1 If blood sugar raises then if we consume food it is reduced ?"
When we eat after a "liver dump" the glucose in the food eaten will be added to the glucose level which is already there, making it higher, not reduced.

under point 2, you wrote "If earlymorning the persons Blood sugar levels more than 150 or 160 then if the person consume food then also blood sugar reduces ?" Again, the BG (blood glucose) will raise as the glucose in the meal is added to that 150 or 160 mg/dl. The only way to reduce is to do some walking or other physical activity and/or take diabetes medication of some kind to lower the BG levels.

Papanna 2015-03-11 04:27:01 -0500 Report

Yes your comment is good
If the blood sugar is above 140 or 150 in arly morning then walking to be performed only cup of cofee
2 If the BS level raises in early morning even diet is restricted small tomateo and 5 or 6 small pieces ofcucumer and small bowl of veg itable sabji ( Palyas) and taking Gp1 (img of Glimeperid )
is it Dose of medicine is too low can u please clarify
further how this liver dumping maybe controlled ? thanks for early reply

RebDee 2015-03-09 15:12:49 -0500 Report

I walk about 2 miles for 4 times a week and notice that I lose weight each time I walk. Sam and I walk together. To be honest, I lose weight and because of Sam I gain new shoes when we are out walking in the malls.

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