T. 2014

Q:

I am finding that my daily glucose monitoring is causing me stress. Though i am only prescribed to test one time before breakfast, it is causing stress. Since being recently diagnosed with type 2 my blood sugars have been approximately between 95 &114 . Lately though, since beginning to do more exercise my blood sugars have averaged in 114-126. I am concerned why when ive began to be more healthy, my numbers have elevated. Any ideas?

Patty Bonsignore

A:

Exercise is very beneficial for treating and managing diabetes. However, sometimes exercise can make blood glucose levels go up, particularly right after physical activity. This rise in blood glucose level does not last, but can be discouraging for people who are trying to lower their numbers. It’s important for you to know that the blood glucose numbers you mention in your question are well within target, so even if the exercise is making the numbers go up, the change is small. The best way to know how exercise is affecting you is to have your A1C checked in 2 to 3 months. Most likely, you will see that your A1C is lower. If your A1C is in target, you may want to talk to your doctor about whether daily checking is really needed, especially if it’s causing you so much stress.

June 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

3 replies

poohschwab
poohschwab 2016-04-08 08:18:29 -0500 Report

For over 10 years my a1c has run 5.5.8 to 6..3. Recently I was hospitalized with severe dehydration, high temp., kidney and blood infection due to a rather large kidney stone that kept plugging things up. They told me my a1c was an 11.3! Other than being deathly ill and not keeping anything down for 4 days prior to being hospitalized - nothing was done different. Nurses said my blood was like sludge. Would that make a difference? I'm very confused and not happy at all about the high a1c when I don't know the why of it. Thanks for any help.

tgmore
tgmore 2014-08-12 16:21:55 -0500 Report

I notice that also they say exercise to lower b/g levels ,,,, but mine always go up. I have lost 22lbs and b/g levels are not going down. It's not fair.

last of the red hot grandmas
last of the red hot grandmas 2014-08-04 23:12:18 -0500 Report

Can you explain about the A1C number. Also I used the log book and only 1 of my entries came up red (high). It was 202. Some were green (good level) and others were orange (not sure what that means..not good but not bad?) Thank you.