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Greetings

Pre-diabetic trying not to join the ranks....
have lost 37 lbs. since Jan.,am 1 chickn breat away from totally vegan & 60% raw diet. Need advice bout exercise..
7AM bs 94, I do a veggie /whey protein shake w/supplements,at9am (BS 110) I do a 2mi. peppy walk,religiously, and get back w a135BS.

Any response or suggestions ..
Much appreciated,
Mirmax
 

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Hmmm; I'd was wondering the same thing.

When I started taking longer afternoon and evening walks.
Taking those longer walks caused me to finish them almost exactly two hours after eating dinner. Which is also when I check my BG. And I noticed that my BG readings after those walks were higher than the evenings when I didn't take those walks.
That triggered a memory from diabetes education class. I thought the educator said exercise will lower your overall BG average; although it may slightly increase your BG immediately following the exercise.
BUT I couldn't find the answer in my notes from the class.
So I've been waiting for my next diabetes support group meeting to find an answer.

If nobody gives a definite answer here. I'll try to remember to ask next support group. (first wed of every other month.)

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Hello and welcome to Dabetes Forum. You need carbs for energy before exercising. If you exercise with no carbs beforehand then your liver will automatically supply the carbs but it supplies too many carbs and then you have a higher BS level after exercising than before you started. I always exercise about 30 minutes after a meal so I have the carbs I need and my lliver wll not be producing additional carbs. Trial and error has shown me that when I exercise and I have not had a meal then I must eat about 20-25 carbs first. That keeps my liver inactive while I am exercising. That works for me but you should experiment to see what works for you. We are all different. Good luck.

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Hi Richard,
I respect heed the voice of experience .....so if I hv. breakfast at 7:30 and walk at 9:30 r u thinking I need more carbs already???
Wud some almonds or walnuts serve the purpose ??

Thanks,
Mirmax



Hello and welcome to Dabetes Forum. You need carbs for energy before exercising. If you exercise with no carbs beforehand then your liver will automatically supply the carbs but it supplies too many carbs and then you have a higher BS level after exercising than before you started. I always exercise about 30 minutes after a meal so I have the carbs I need and my lliver wll not be producing additional carbs. Trial and error has shown me that when I exercise and I have not had a meal then I must eat about 20-25 carbs first. That keeps my liver inactive while I am exercising. That works for me but you should experiment to see what works for you. We are all different. Good luck.

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It's funny how BG rises when exercising? I would do a experiment and record an activity that will raise the BG without having a bite of anything. Then go over the same routine with a small shot of insulin. and see how much BG has changed. Now naturally insulin will lower the BG, But it's having to know how much?
For instance, A mars bar (Chocolate bar) has a certain amount of carbs that we know of, So shall we say that the activity has a certain carb value?? Can anyone understand me?
The exercise only becomes dangerous is the fact that there is a certain size of liver that has Glucodin. If that runs out then wares the insulin comes from? Since our pancreas don't make some anymore. I wish it did. :rolleyes:
 

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Minmax I would eat breakfast at 7:30 and exercise at 8:00. If you want to wait and exercise at 9:30 the have breakfast at 9:00. Exerdcising 30 minutes after a meal works well for me. If you do that and you still have a hiigh BS then there were not enough carbs in your breakfast. Increase those carbs the next morning, etc. until you grt the right amount. No system is petfect. You might get everything going smoothly and then one morning decide to exercise longer or more rigorously than usual and the high BS occurs again. That is because the carbs in your breakfast have all been burned up and so yiur liver produces more. It is all a trial and error matter and it could take several days before you find the solution that works best for you. My control is good but I still have to adjust and tweak my routines frequently due to seaspnal changes. body changes, etc.

What Peter aka Anthill suggested makes sense too. I have tried that in the past but it did not work for me, but it might for you.

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Hi!
I experience elevated blood sugars post-exercise also, and it's really quite varied and depends a lot on the duration and intensity of my exercise. Also, it seems to be affected differently by aerobic activity vs resitance training too.
So many factors, and so frustrating!

I was reading through the blogs, and found this info regarding exercise and bg levels... it was an interesting read:

The Realities of Exercise and Blood Sugar Levels | Diabetes Blog
 

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Good evening Richard,
Followed yr. advice smoothie at 7am (BS 97) & 1slice of spelt bread w/almond butter b4 my walk @9. 11am was @124 from the snack &/or exercise and by12:30 iwas down to 91..
Tommorrow I'm going to add more carbs to the smoothie as now it's whey protein & veggies & blueberries w/cinnamon & mebbe be able to skip the snack.

Once again I do so appreciate the sense of direction i gained from yr. response.

Regards,
Mirmax
 
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