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Triathlon and marathon training

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:16   #1
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Ok, I have had a slight rise in my BG A1c from 6.1 - 6.4 after 3 months of training for a triathlon. I also noticed that my morning readings were steadily rising. Now, I have been doing some serious exercise. I have been eating the same stuff and not over-compensating for the exercise. Why are my morning numbers rising?

I am now in marathon training mode and I am noticing teh same thing, my morning numbers are creeping up (again). I have always been affected by the dawn issue, rarely keeping the readings below 120 in the mornings, having tried everything to reduce the number, but during these extended training periods I am seeing numbers as high as 160 in the morning. Is my body pumping more sugar into the system in the morning in anticipation of a lot of exercise? Btw, I usually train in the evenings.

Diagnosed type 2 in May 2010 - FBG 331

A1C October 2010 - 6.3%
A1C January 2011 - 6.1%
A1C August 2012 - 6.4%

No meds since December 2010

I have found that exercise is the key...

Oh, and cut back on the pizza....
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:29   #2
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As you are trainng hard your liver is trying to protect you from lows. To work towards correcting dawn phenomena, dont eat dinner the night before too late in the evening. Talk a walk after dinner. Dont eat a huge high carb dinner.

Are your numbers ok the rest of the time? If so no worries.

i always say if you're gonna have a disease might as well have one that uses new technology all the time. joy & jaime sdit. still missing kora cgc pat medic alert dog & my best friend

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Oh and i forgot to say, try eating a small carb snack before exercising in the evening and that may give you a steadier glucose level without that 160.

i always say if you're gonna have a disease might as well have one that uses new technology all the time. joy & jaime sdit. still missing kora cgc pat medic alert dog & my best friend

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