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Old 08-02-2017, 20:29   #1
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Hi everyone. I am a type 2, diagnosed 5 years ago. I have lost over 80 pounds, I am on metformin and glimepiride plus blood pressure meds, vitamin D and a statin. I am happy that my blood sugar levels are well controlled. I don't get too low or too high (except see below).

I have been exercising as well. Up until recently it was on a treadmill.

Recently (two months ago) I started running outside. I love it and I find that it is more of a workout. But here is the problem, after about 2 miles, I start to get fatigued. A little nauseated, and just yucky. And the running becomes like my legs are made of lead and I am running in mud. I can feel it when my blood sugar is low-ish and that is what I thought was happening. So one day, after running about 3.5 miles, I tested and to my great surprise, it wasn't low, it was high. About 172. So I googled this and found that this is not uncommon. Apparently the muscles are demanding that the body create the sugars which of course my diabetic body can't actually deliver to the muscles so it stacks up in the blood. Thankfully within a half hour to an hour it goes back down.

But I want to get better. I want to run further and faster and every day I start to really drag after 2 miles. Obviously when blood sugar gets low, the cure is too eat. But what can I do when it climbs like this? I am not on insulin. I have tried taking my meds before running. I even tried an energy bar before running thinking that this can supply the body what it demands. These things have not changed the result. Has anyone else run into this issue? While I can find things on line that confirm the problem, nothing really gives any solution.

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Hi Steve

Just wanted to say, welcome back. That's great that you've had good BG control these past 5 years. And inspiration to those new to the "game".

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Old 08-02-2017, 22:50   #3
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Just wanted to say, welcome back. That's great that you've had good BG control these past 5 years. And inspiration to those new to the "game".
Thank you very much. That is very kind. To be honest, I fell of the wagon along the way. Lost a lot but then gained most back. January 2016 I got back on the wagon and I am just now getting to my low weight point. I am determined to go past that and I think the outside running is helping. But this latest issue has me a little baffled.

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Hi Steve, welcome to the forum.

Have you checked to see if the symptoms could be a side effect of your meds? I was also thinking "old age" as a possibility, but the latter would be easier to fix.

As far as the BG, it can go either way, mine does anyway. I usually can't predict which way and just have to test.

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Hi Steve, welcome to the forum.

Have you checked to see if the symptoms could be a side effect of your meds? I was also thinking "old age" as a possibility, but the latter would be easier to fix.

As far as the BG, it can go either way, mine does anyway. I usually can't predict which way and just have to test.
No I have not checked but I will. Thanks for the suggestion. I just saw my doc a couple weeks ago and all my numbers were really good except blood pressure. He changed my bp med and I have been wondering if that is somehow related. I have a suspicion that if that is a cause of my issue, I will never find it on side effects or anywhere. I will definitely report back if I find anything.

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Hey Steve, in response to something you said in another post about not building muscle, are you getting enough protein? Do you do anything for recovery after a run?

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Hey Steve, in response to something you said in another post about not building muscle, are you getting enough protein? Do you do anything for recovery after a run?
No, I really don't. I should read up on that. Thanks. I feel like such a rookie, which, at this late age, I guess I am. I probably don't have enough protein in my diet lately and definitely not right after a run.

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Although L-Glutamine is one of the most abundant amino acids we have, it doesn't hurt to put extra on board soon after running or biking. I don't try to replenish glycogen stores by eating carbs, I have enough of that happening with any extra protein I eat.

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