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Old 03-12-2013, 19:52   #1
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OK guys new to the forum... Just trying to figure out why my blood sugar during work outs is at 240+. I know blood sugars go up when you exercise but I kinda think it doesnt go up that high.


I asked my brother who also is diagnosed with type 2 to check his sugar during exercise and he tells me its at 140.

So is my blood sugar too high.

Here is the run down on my numbers:

BG before exercise - 120
BG during (1hour) exercise - 200 - 251 - Heavy basketball
BG 1 hour after exercise - 118 - then I eat a meal with some carbs
BG 1 hour after meal and 2 hours after exercise - 98
BG 2 hours after meal and 3 hours after exercise - 72
BG 3 hours after meal and 4 hours after exercise - 93
BG when I wake up - 110
BG after taking a shower - 125
BG before eating breakfast - 118
BG 1 hour after eating breakfast - 128


So as you can see, I test a whole lot..... So is my sugar during exercise normal?



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thats a bit high if you ask me. Try eating a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter before you exercise, you got to convince your liver, "Hey I Got This" if you know what I mean. I have real good luck with a pack of cashews before working out, they are pretty high carb, lots of fat and protein and they are hard to digest so the carb feed is slower than some carby items.

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thats a bit high if you ask me. Try eating a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter before you exercise, you got to convince your liver, "Hey I Got This" if you know what I mean. I have real good luck with a pack of cashews before working out, they are pretty high carb, lots of fat and protein and they are hard to digest so the carb feed is slower than some carby items.
OK I will try that out... thanks for the suggestion....

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If your not opposed to trying something new what I do in the summer down here when working outside, heat index in the 115-120 range is make a drink in 500ml bottle of water with 4g of sugar, 4 packets of art sweetener and some lemon juice and drink one about every hour or so. BG will go up to about 100-105 and stay there, comes back down into the 80's as soon as I cool down. I drink one right when I start and go from there,

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I typically try to eat a snack before working out so that my liver doesn't dump, otherwise like you I've seen higher numbers even though I hadn't eaten in hours. That was one of my first "wtf" moments with T2D.

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I typically try to eat a snack before working out so that my liver doesn't dump, otherwise like you I've seen higher numbers even though I hadn't eaten in hours. That was one of my first "wtf" moments with T2D.
Yeah thats the thing, I try to eat chicken and salad before working out. But still get those high readings. Like last night for example, I had the peanut butter and chicken before working out. Tested and it still was above the 200+ range. After half an hour it went back to the 130 mark. 2 hours later I was 68. This is 2 hours after eating mind you. I eat again after a work out so my sugar doesnt go to low. Anyways, I dont know now if this is normal or I should stop working out.....

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I wouldn't say that it is normal but I experience the same thing. I can easily get a 100pt spike in BG during a workout and then a hypo (e.g. 45) for hours after.

I played with what I ate and when I ate it (e.g. slow carbs before, drink lot of water, carbs after, protein after, etc) and none of it solved the problem for me. I ended up switching from running and tennis to weight lifting. I don't get as pronounced of a spike and subsequent hypo when I keep the session short.

Sorry not a helpful response... Definitely try out MCS's suggestions, he has had great success controlling his BG with exercise. I just wanted to throw out my experience so you know that there are others out there who have problems with exercise.

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