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Old 11-12-2012, 16:06   #1
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I'm just a month into this, so I hope you can tell me it gets easier. Not adjusting to the diet and exercise so much as -- worry, blaming myself, obsessing over numbers, etc. -- maybe in a year I've accepted things better? I prefer a life with no complications, but...

About the exercise, I started walking 3 hrs, then 4 hrs, then 5, then 6 a week, I also play tennis and started weights. My weight is going down. Has anyone found that their morning bg levels stabilize at lower levels because of exercise? I know people use it to sort of "soak up" carbs around mealtime, but I was wondering if it helped a lot with fasting bg levels or with A1c measurements.

I used to run -- my feet started hurting when I got a bit heavier -- I may try it again in a month or two and I'm hoping to get super results. But since I value health now more than then, I'll probably always walk a bunch (now) since the running gives the potential for injury that's just not there with wallking. I figure I can walk until I'm old and decrepit, for example, without any torn ligaments or foot problems.

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I'm just a month into this, so I hope you can tell me it gets easier. Not adjusting to the diet and exercise so much as -- worry, blaming myself, obsessing over numbers, etc. -- maybe in a year I've accepted things better? I prefer a life with no complications, but...

About the exercise, I started walking 3 hrs, then 4 hrs, then 5, then 6 a week, I also play tennis and started weights. My weight is going down. Has anyone found that their morning bg levels stabilize at lower levels because of exercise? I know people use it to sort of "soak up" carbs around mealtime, but I was wondering if it helped a lot with fasting bg levels or with A1c measurements.

I used to run -- my feet started hurting when I got a bit heavier -- I may try it again in a month or two and I'm hoping to get super results. But since I value health now more than then, I'll probably always walk a bunch (now) since the running gives the potential for injury that's just not there with wallking. I figure I can walk until I'm old and decrepit, for example, without any torn ligaments or foot problems.
Running offers nothing that walking doesn't, unless you want to run a race of course.

Exercise does help morning fasting numbers but not by the amount everyone would think. I am 10mg/dl lower when I've been exercising regularly...even on my rest day. Stop exercising for a couple of days and it will creep back up again.

Try to avoid sports drinks and gels as they will cause a spike. Otherwise enjoy yourself.

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