Exercise And bs levels!!

By Beachbaby2903 Latest Reply 2011-03-20 11:13:48 -0500
Started 2011-01-23 03:39:38 -0600

Does anyone else experience a significant rise in bs levels while at the gy
?!?! Every day by bs spikes when I work out!!! I check. Throughout the entire workout, but for some reAson my bs alwYs goes up!! Doctors, my teachers in nursing school and most everyone advises to work out to help lower levels of blood glucose, but mine increase!! I'm backwArd!! Lol

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Bridgetsmom 2011-03-20 11:13:48 -0500 Report

My sugar goes up when I use weights in my exercise.I walk on the treadmill 30-60 at least 5 days a week and I test before walking and then after walking I wait 10-15 mins as the nimbers will drop after that period of time.If i et something that makes BS a little higher than I like i can get on treadmill for 15 mins and drop numbers down 30-40 points…Its not uncommon for sugars to go up when exercising…

MewElla 2011-03-05 09:47:17 -0600 Report

I walk about 5-6 miles each day. But I always have high protein snack before, and take water with me to stay hydrated. Just in case, I carry snack with me in case I drop #'s, and have on occassion. My biggest concern with walking (among many) is having any problems with my feet…neuropathy potential problem. I wear comfortable padded shoes, with orthotics, diabetic socks(not as tightly woven as regular socks. Good Luck to you…

gatp 2011-03-05 09:38:58 -0600 Report

Yes, my blood sugar always goes up the first day I begin exercising. I wonder if this is due to stored glucose in the liver?? But my biggest problem is my feet. I get so sore even with a little bit of walking. I have comfortable shoes, I have good socks. What is the deal. I was always a walker but now it is very uncomfortable. What to do. I love to walk. I was walking 6-10 miles a day when I was controlling my blood sugar with exercise only, then started glucophage and have had trouble ever since. I want to get back to walking. I am now doing isometrics and that has helped my condition since I got out of the hospital with a stent operation.

Aaron1977 2011-01-23 20:31:44 -0600 Report

That has happened to me on occasion - although normally my sugar level crashes. I can tell you that dehydration can raise your blood sugar - so if you sweat a lot, maybe try to drink more water. Another thing - for me - when I start working out when my sugar level is already high (>250) it tends to stay high or rise. My Dr. said this was not uncommon and I shouldn't try to workout if I'm that high.

Good luck with it!

Beachbaby2903 2011-01-23 21:25:00 -0600 Report

Hello!!! I read your post earlier about that as well!! I drink about 200 oz of water daily, but during my workout I don't drink water, I work out hard and it makes me sick!! I have thrown up from water lol sorry to be graphic!! I have to swish water and spit it out!! I usually start out around 105-123 when I begin my workout and after 2-3 hours my bs is usually in the 300's! I have been Checking bs levels during my workout about every 30 and I have been taking insulin to help decrease it, but I still end up around 190 at the end!! Thank you for the info!! I'm gonna increase my water and see how it helps!!!

Harlen 2011-01-23 10:17:47 -0600 Report

Yes at one time it did happen then I was toald that if I have a high fiber snack that it would be not as strong a rise in Bs and it worked for me
I hope this will help you as much as it helped me .
Best wishes

gatp 2011-03-05 09:41:25 -0600 Report

I will try this. It is hard to work out right after taking Diltiazem so I had been just eating a couple nuts and then exercising, then taking my meds and having breakfst. I will try the high fiber snack and more water and see if it helps.

Beachbaby2903 2011-01-23 13:56:52 -0600 Report

Thank you! I will try that!! I have tried so many things and ever since I was a little girl it's done it to me! But having type 1 for so long I know the benefits outweigh a high bs level for a couple hours! I take insulin before my workout to help it so I don't have bad highs afterwards!