Walking for 15 minutes really helps

By Swbtab03 Latest Reply 2010-05-31 22:10:37 -0500
Started 2010-05-28 21:27:13 -0500

Hello everyone just wanted to share with you, that I went to a diabetes training class, and few things that I learned. For us lazy people people like me lol. We checked our sugar before we went for a 15 minute walk-it was 131 to start. the nwe did 15 minute walk came back rested and tested it 15 minutes after the walk it was down to 99. I hate to admit it, but it really helps bring sugar down. I will post some more things I learned tommorow. Just got home from work and really tired.

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Swbtab03 2010-05-30 17:34:51 -0500 Report

Okay how about this, I was getting yard ready yesterday for visitors today, in the morning it was 142. I had 1 cup of multigrain cheerios (yeah fyi probably only cereal I can find that is low in carbs, compared to anything out there.) Went out and cleaned the yard powerwashed patio, cleaned chairs etc. went in about 2 hours later and it was 92, had something samll, forgot what though lol, then went back out to work- it was at 96.
I really wanted to be that person to say I can lose weight with out exercise, because I have lost weight just cutting portions down big time. But folks out there we need to get off our butts and do some walking, hate t oadmit it but it works. lol
Now going to clean mess up, ate a little more today than I should, so need to burn some up.

GabbyPA 2010-05-30 18:05:23 -0500 Report

You are so spot on about exercise. We know we should, but just make excuses for not doing it. I did that for a long time. But you are so right about how much it helps. Sometimes when you just start your routine, it will make it go up a little, but as you exercise more, the better it is for you.

Emma2412 2010-05-31 10:57:24 -0500 Report

Hi, Swbtab03
As far as cereals are concerned, I am not recommending this, but if you're having a problem with cereals spiking you, try a product called Quinoa (they call it a superfood). I found out about it here on DC and love it.
It's a very, very versatile grain. You can have it in the a.m. with a little milk (or not) and a Splenda, or not, just like a cereal. You can have it plain as a side dish or flavored with almost any kind of spice for either lunch or dinner. For lunch, I combine mine with veggies and a little meat.
It's a great grain. Just look up "quinoa" on your browser and you'll find it.
Now, the bottom line is it only raises me a little, insignificant 2 points. Plus, if I'm doing stuff like housework and other things where I need to keep my energy high, I find that it gives me plenty of that and really keeps me satisfied and "snack-free". It sure has helped me as far as my diet is concerned, too, because it satisfies me and I'm not snacking any more.

Emma2412 2010-05-29 10:33:55 -0500 Report

Yes, it really helps. For instance, before my walk yesterday I took my BS and it was a large 135. When I got back an hour later it was 86. So, yes, it really helps. The only thing I try to do is not to make exercise a chore. I go to places that are pretty, have people to say hi to, and other things like that. For me, that works. If I go down the same streets again and again, in other words, it just becomes so boring that I do not want to continue.

Thomas508 2010-05-29 03:05:09 -0500 Report

I went out to eat at Moe's tonight and ate badly, went to a movie and I checked it during it and my blood sugar had gone from 90 to 242! When we go home I checked again and it was 175 so I decided to try a little exercise and took off around he block a couple times and it dropped down o 102!

RAYT721 2010-05-28 22:33:43 -0500 Report

Definitely keep us in the loop on whatever you learn in class and in life. When I go the Y, that's usually about the walk time that I set on the treadmill. I do that for 15-20 minutes (plus cool down time) and then a little time with the weights. It's really important to keep water in your system. Hope to hear more from you!!!

jadespoppy 2010-05-28 22:13:08 -0500 Report

WOW! I didn't know that a liottle exercise could help out that much i take two didferent medicines twice a day and my sugar stays over 200 most of the time tommorrow i will try taking a walk and see if that will help me out too. Thank you very much for sharing.

Swbtab03 2010-05-30 17:28:53 -0500 Report

Just a normal 15 minute walk, walk to your local market to pick up milk or something, amazing what it does.

Swbtab03 2010-05-28 22:03:48 -0500 Report

I put this websites name out to my class and the instructors I had. They did not know about this website.
So hopefully more people will join in here in PA and New Jersey. I have looked around for all kinds of info on many sites and pages and I will admit this one is the best webiste page. folks here have honest,open feedback and feed off other peoples success's and opportunities posted here and no disrespect for the individual here just all support here makes me feel good.

GabbyPA 2010-05-28 21:33:38 -0500 Report

That is a great drop. It is cool that our body doesn't need insulin when we are active to use up the glucose in our blood. That is why exercise is so helpful. That also gives us incentive to keep doing exercise. I love meeting goals of lower sugar levels.

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