By benjimon Latest Reply 2012-11-14 17:07:56 -0600
Started 2010-03-16 02:37:24 -0500

Recently diagnosed type 2

Yesterday I did about an hour of exercise, badminton. My sugar levels before were 9.9 and 7.9 after.
This has given me an incentive to do exercise, even considering joining the local gym.

16 replies

azrollin 2010-04-10 12:53:40 -0500 Report

Yes, any kind of physical activity that will make you sweat will reduce BG. I do it every day at least one hour of brisk walking, biking or just working in the yard. On weekends, I go ballroom dancing and that's around 3 hours of workout as well as socializing. I always have a can of regular soda in case I my BG drops critically low which all diabetics feel even without testing.

You have to find a workout program that you enjoy. Try ballroom dancing.

jayabee52 2010-04-10 21:38:08 -0500 Report

Howdy Az

I agree with Dancing - "the most fun a couple can have standing up" LoL! I do Swing (single time, east coast, west coast) Square, Contra, English country, Waltz, Polka, Schotissche. A good workout while having a lot of fun!

Be well

Roy531 2010-03-21 08:50:18 -0500 Report

When I started walking I started slow, 15 minutes and after I got use to that I increased the time not by much but by a little bit until I am walking every night for a hour. Then when I got use to that started increasing speed. You have to be careful and not over do it cause it can cause you to go too low on you sugars, found that out one night when mine dropped to 40, so I slowed down a bit. A good speed for me is 2.2 miles a hour and have increased my time to 70 minutes a night. Also any type of normal activity during the day is good exercise as well. I do a lot of walking at my work going from one place to another and it helps me maintain my sugar levels. Just remember don't over do it, that can cause problems

GabbyPA 2010-03-21 08:33:27 -0500 Report

Gettin' the old body moving is one of the best things you can do for your diabetes and all the lovely things that go along with it. I walk and love to garden and that keeps me moving for hours without concern for the time. Find things you enjoy doing and go for it. The gym, wii, or just walking the dog. It is recommended that you get about 150 minutes of exercise a week. Work into that, and you will be on your way!

There is a series of discussions posted from a diabetes class that I took that might help you out to see how things work and why exercise is so helpful. The first class is here: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/3058-tcoyd-class-1 and you can take them in at your leisure. Hope that helps.

Justice 2010-03-16 14:09:35 -0500 Report

That is wonderful news nothing like seeing how your hard work really paid off. Be encouraged don't stop. Hey, MJ don't stop til you get enough. ok lil humor I know sounded a little lame lol…

MAYS 2010-03-16 06:40:34 -0500 Report

Very good !
Keep a log book so that you can cross reference how each exercise session affects your readings.
This will allow you to see how well your body responds and remember to drink plenty of water while working out.
How are the books working out that I emailed you ?
Any good information derived from them that has been useful to you ?

" Mays "

Monalisa 2010-03-16 03:58:53 -0500 Report

Good going!!! I go to the gym too and first it hurts everywhere then you get used to it and you feel great! Don't leave it for later!!!

cc9 2010-03-16 03:14:23 -0500 Report

well done. anything you can do to move and get active will help to control your sugar levels. keep it up!

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