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Old 12-15-2011, 03:05   #1
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I always wondered what it was that got me off my insulin. After being diagnosed almost two years ago now I changed my eating habits and started working out on a daily basis. As I started to lose weight I just got more hungry for exercise. I rode my bike almost every day riding 20 or miles at a time and burning 1 to 2000 calories at a time. I continued to eat properly. So I always wondered was it eating right or the exercise?

A few weeks I had to stop exercising due to a leg injury and ever since my Blood Sugar has gradually rising. I now have had 4 test over 120 so tonight I start my Lantus back. Ok I know it is not all exercise and still need to watch my eating habits and in fact probably even more closely now.

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Sorry to hear about your leg injury. I hope you will feel better very soon. I have also wondered which is responsible for dramatic improvements - the food patterns or the exercise? IMHO - I think it is a combination of both.

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The increase in your # shows just how big a part exercise played in your coming off insulin, im sure being back on insulin is only a temp necessity while you heal, can you tweak your diet further to compensate for lack of exercise or is there another form of exercise you can do in the interim perhaps swimming or upper body free weights etc?
I love my exercise time & the results it gives me & know how frustrating this down time must be for you, hopefully won't be too long until you are back peddling.

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Yes... both effect BG

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It is a known fact that exercise improves insulin sensitivity and the fewer carbs you eat the less insulin you need. So it is both. You would not have as much success if you were only one or the other as indicated when you had to stop exercising.

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As most have suggested, I'd go with a vote for 'combination' as well. However, IMHO since you were exercising vigorously I'd say that exercise had a bigger share in the deal.

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I think the leg injury itself may cause inflammation which causes your body to produce stress hormones which cause liver to dump more glucose. I would imagine as your leg heals your bgs should lower back to normal.

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I think the leg injury itself may cause inflammation which causes your body to produce stress hormones which cause liver to dump more glucose. I would imagine as your leg heals your bgs should lower back to normal.

That is a good thought!! I didn't think of the stress issue.

Yes it takes both, I don't think one or the other is the single reason for my success. I do have room to better my diet during this time until I can get back on the bike or running again. I have my bike on a trainer right now inside but let me tell you, pedaling a bike and not moving is boring.

I ate really good yesterday, last night I was over 120 and this morning I am still at 106. But I never ever had good morning numbers. I took 20 units of Lantus last night. I will back it down some tonight to probably like 18.

I think what is important is getting to know your own body. My results are different from everyone else and vice versa.

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One other thing. I posted a while back that the last time I was at the Dr.'s office they thought I might have been mis diagnosed. With this I don't believe I was mis diagnosed. I guess I just did a good job of keeping everything in line. So back to the work outs some how, some way.

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I like this thread.I've been exercising like heck and instead of my bg's going down my has went up.My diet has remain the same. Iwas puzzled before now I'm really don't get it.

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