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?
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.