Can soreness cause a high reading?

By melissa5786 Latest Reply 2011-02-17 21:17:08 -0600
Started 2011-02-17 11:03:54 -0600

I woke up this morning pretty sore from my workout last night. I took 24 units of 70/30 like I do every morning before breakfast and ate a sugar free muffin with a handful of grapes. I wasn't that hungry… But, my BG was 163 just now when I took it before I started making lunch. I needed 3 units of Regular, but I'm kind of confused as to why it's so high after a meager breakfast.

I know grapes have a lot of sugar, but they've never given me a problem before. I actually had some before the gym last night and my reading before bed was 93… So, I'm thinking it's the soreness from my workout?

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Steve45694 2011-02-17 11:54:01 -0600 Report

I can only speak of how my body reacts to pain. If I'm hurting with my back and things. My BP and BG levels will be higher. I guess it's due to the stress on my body, at least that's what my doctor has said to me… Hope this helps!

melissa5786 2011-02-17 12:01:08 -0600 Report

Thank you. I'm leaning more towards the soreness, since what I ate for breakfast never affected my BG's before. But, it was probably a factor as well.

Steve45694 2011-02-17 12:06:33 -0600 Report

It seems as though one day I can eat something and it doesn't hardly affect my BG, then another day it will raise it somewhat. Our bodies are funny when it comes to stress and if we have a cold or just not feeling well. Our bodies react differently then other days, funny but seems to be true…

kdroberts 2011-02-17 11:22:52 -0600 Report

It could be a contributing factor but your breakfast was not a great choice for blood sugar. It was pretty much 100% carb and, depending on the amount of grapes and the muffin, could have been 70-80g of carb. Without fat and protein to balance the carbs you will probably find your blood sugar readings will be a lot higher than if you balance what you eat. You can't really use the grapes you had before the gym as a good gauge on how they affect you since the exercise would contribute to a lower blood sugar reading.

melissa5786 2011-02-17 11:38:42 -0600 Report

Even if I've had this breakfast in the past and didn't have high readings? It makes sense that the carb count is the factor, but I've eaten this same thing in the past and never had a high reading at lunch.

Thank you.

WendyFR 2011-02-17 20:38:47 -0600 Report

from past experience, when I started to exercises or even increasing to the next level of exercise, my body feels it and BS goes up a little. Once I got use to the exercise BS was better and actually started to hit the lows.

melissa5786 2011-02-17 21:17:08 -0600 Report

Thanks! That's what I'm thinking it is. I workout 3-4 times a week, but I recently started doing 5 minute miles on the treadmill and my body is starting to feel it.

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