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9/2/18 4:30 P

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I was talking about this with my doctor on my last visit. My numbers used to go up after the gym, which didn't seem to make sense, but now my numbers are low after a workout. He said, "It's a funny thing about exercise: if your diabetes is controlled, it makes your numbers go down. But if it's not well-controlled, it makes your numbers go up, because exercise makes your body pump more glucose into your bloodstream."

So hang in there. I went through the same thing.

(Also, don't avoid eating. If you skip meals, that can make your blood sugars bottom out and spike back up.)

Edited by: FIRELOG at: 9/2/2018 (16:36)
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8/30/18 9:57 A

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I'm not a diabetes expert, but I know glucose levels can rise temporarily after exercise. I would recommend asking your doctor when the best time would be to test your levels after exercise and what you should expect in terms of a result.

Good luck!

Coach Jen

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I'm so frustrated & discouraged. I am newly diagnosed & just got my first glucometer yesterday. I've already tested myself 3 times. At the doctor's office about an hour after eating my glucose was 129. Not bad. I didn't eat the rest of the day & tested myself before having a late dinner: 136. Strange as I didn't have anything to eat, but I don't yet fully understand how my body trends & cycles. This morning I work up & took my glucose again, 157 after having eaten 7 hours earlier. Not happy with the result, but I headed to the gym & took it again expecting a lower result: 199!!! I don't understand how I can manage my diabetes with diet & exercise with results like this. Any suggestions on how to combat the rise in glucose after exercising?

I'm just not giving up on me. I will never stop trying to be healthy, no matter my failures and shortcomings.



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