Hi, Jenny here from Tn.

By jennny Latest Reply 2010-05-25 10:37:40 -0500
Started 2010-05-23 11:35:11 -0500

If I exercise too much or stay active too long, I get dizzy and light headed and my Bs rises. I thought exercise was good for you and would bring down your blood sugar. I guess the doctor will have to increase my insulin. Right now I am taking insulin 5 times a day.

4 replies

GabbyPA 2010-05-25 10:37:40 -0500 Report

Exercise is a funny thing. What you should do is check before you start. Specially if you are going to do a long walk or an hour of vigorous exercise. If you are above 300 you should not exercise. If you are below 100 you should not exercise. If you are between that, then there are a few things that can happen.

Exercise allows your muscles to use the glucose in your blood without the aid of insulin. That is why it usually is a good reducer of sugar in your blood.

However, if you are starting to low and your liver detects a drop, it might dump a lot of glycogen into your blood stream to keep you from suffering a sever low, and that is why sometimes you will have elevated sugar after exercise.

If you are just getting started in an exercise routine, keep a log of before and after (oh, and test 30 minutes after exercise, that is usually a more accurate reading of your success) You might want to talk to your doctor about what kind of exercises you should be doing as well. Over a period of time, you will find out how effective your routine is for you.

alanbossman 2010-05-24 07:53:49 -0500 Report

Hi, Jenny I exercise also my doctor told my when i exercise not to take my insulin because it may cause my BS to go to low. I would check with my doctor and tell him what is going on when you exercise.

Emma2412 2010-05-23 12:01:09 -0500 Report

Hi, Jenny — When you say "too much or stay active too long" how long are you talking about? If I were you, I wouldn't immediately assume that the doctor should increase your insulin. Let's try and find another much more natural solution to this instead.

Emma2412 2010-05-23 12:12:47 -0500 Report

I'm sorry. I must not be awake. Of course, Bs is blood sugar. I usually see it as BS (both capitals). LOL It just goes to show you how you can get into a rut.