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Old 05-21-2013, 19:21   #121
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It comes down to knowing your body, I think. All I know is that I had 1/2 tsp., literally, of my daughter's G-free pancake, and my BG shot up 20 points!! Took me all day to come down. That proves to me that I can't cheat without paying a huge price.

I will say, when I'm running higher than I'd like, I go for a brisk walk. That and lots of water take it down fast for me. In fact, walking every day is what got me below 100. If I don't walk, it goes right back up to 140-160!

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The main reason to join a forum is because you want to hear others opinions and know what they think about how to deal with diabetes. Everyone is entitle to his opinion expressing it is not judging is caring. Sometimes people need to be told frankly the truth for there own good, maybe they would not appreciate it at the moment, but it may save the person a lot of grief in the future. The experience and knowledge of those that have gone before by similar situations is invaluable.

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All I know to tell you is exercise. Go for a brisk walk, or some other activity. For non-insulin-dependent diabetics, this is the very reason it's better to not risk these high levels, because there's really no quick easy way to get back down.
Hi Shanny and alfbarks. Reading this thread yesterday renewed my determination to stick to a regular exercise plan. My readings have been creeping higher in the past few months and I have not been able to get it under control. My doctor has repeatedly told me to exercise, so there was no point in going back to him for advice!

I am surprisingly unfit, so when I set out for a run yesterday morning I had a tough time. I did the same this morning and it wasn't so difficult. To my I great surprise, my reading after breakfast was 6.8 - for the first time in a few weeks, it was below 8.

Is it the exercise? Is it just coincidence? Because the same meal on two separate occasions does not mean that my blood glucose reading will be the same. It's too early to tell, I guess, but success is a great motivator, no matter how small a success it might be.

So, alfbarks, hang in there and commit to a month of no junk food! I'm sure you'll be very satisfied.

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i've always found that water helps bring it down a little quicker and make me feel a whole lot better. but your blood sugar is meant to be a little out of whack for 1-2 hours after you eat, so i don't really worry about it until those couple hours have passed, am i bad? idk, but that's just how i've always done it!

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