Blood glucose exercise and recovery

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Avatar n tn I'm a newly recovering alcoholic (sober 92 days) and my blood sugar control is becoming unmanageable. I realize that I am craving sugar to replace alcohol, and I do give in some, but my sugars are outrageous. Even without eating sweets, I am finding days where I am in the 500s for no apparant reason. And it takes a lot of insulin to regulate.
Avatar n tn Exercise helps people with diabetes keep their blood sugar in good control and within a normal range. Glucose is used while exercising, which would lower the blood sugar level, not raise it. If you are predisposed to developing type 1 diabetes, no amount of exercise will change this. On the other hand, type 2 diabetes is linked with obesity, and exercise would definitely help with the prevention of that type.
Avatar f tn During recovery, the body is busy removing lactic acid and replacing depleted glycogen supply. Sports recovery drinks improve the quality and rate of recovery after strenuous exercise, according to John M Berardi, reporting in a 2008 "Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition." Glycogen consists of glucose molecules, which the muscles use for energy.
Avatar n tn I think you should be meeting a physician and get yourself evaluated for Glucose intolerance and hypertension check. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar m tn I need to clarify my earlier post. Exercise does burn energy, and eventually exercise lowers blood glucose. When I mentioned "cardio level aerobic exercises" I meant this to be "rigorous" exercises. For example cardio aerobic, fast treadmill workouts, or even continuous pumping of weights. In a way, your liver "has a mind of its own" and continues to produce glucose while you exercise.
Avatar m tn However, intense exercise can have the opposite effect and actually increase your blood glucose levels. The body recognizes intense exercise as a stress and releases stress hormones that tells your body to increase available blood glucose to fuel your muscles. If your glucose levels exceed normal levels discuss with your doctor medication or medication adjustment.
Avatar n tn m finding it extremely difficult to exercise without having to eat first to prevent a low blood glucose, eat immediately afterward because I have a low blood glucose, or having a high glucose afterwards followed by a low bg later. I'm currently using an insulin pump and have tried several things like suspending it an hour before and during exercise, changing to a temp. basal afterward, and at times giving a correction bolus when my bg jumps from 5 mmol/L to 18 mmol/L after certain workouts.
Avatar n tn The high hba1c is not good news, and this person's blood sugars do need to be controlled. His average blood sugar is around 300, when a normal average blood sugar is 100 or below. High blood sugar causes damage to nerves, with damage known to occur with blood sugars higher than about 140. This person should be on insulin appropriately dosed (Basal-bolus dosing - adjusted to food and exercise levels).
172023 tn?1334672284 One camp holds that you should not eat prior to exercising heavily, that it diverts some of the much needed blood flow from your muscles and takes it to the stomach, to aid in the digestive process. This camp claims that when they eat prior to exercise, they get stomach cramps or feel sluggish. The other school of thought (which I agree with) suggests that you have a light meal or snack prior to a work out, and a small snack afterwards.
172023 tn?1334672284 Its essential to our bodies that we exercise to maintain our cardiovascular health, first and foremost. There are other reasons to exercise, great reasons, but simply to exercise thinking "Oh, I'll lose weight" should be erased from your mind. Do it to feel better, not to get into a smaller size pair of jeans. Anyway, what I recommend you eat is some form of protein, and some form of complex carb prior to exercising, about 1/2 hour before your workout or walk...
Avatar f tn It has dropped my LDL to 39-45 range and blood glucose ranges from 105-111 fasting. A1c 5.1 - 5.3. Prior to the statin I was below 100. I am not overweight, exercise consistently and eat very healthy. So the statin is the culprit. I am wondering if being stricter on carb intake and supplementing with Berberine will help? Or has anyone had better outcomes with other statins like livalo or pravastatin?
Avatar n tn So if you are above your optimal weight, you need to work on bringing it down, and that alone will make a big difference in your blood glucose. Then you need to significantly lower the carbs you take in which is what raise blood glucose when you eat. Carbs include sweets of course, but also bread potatoes rice cereal and pasta. If you eat something and then test two hours later you will know if you can continue to eat that food or that amount of that food.
Avatar m tn Also testing two hours after meals is a good way of seeing how different foods affect your blood glucose and knowing then what is good and not so good for you to eat. So bottom line is there is no absolute time you have to test but it does provide you with important information about managing your diabetes.
1773108 tn?1314158067 Staying active and taking regular exercise can also help with blood pressure problems. Exercise also helps control the body's weight and regulate cholesterol levels. This exercise does not need to be a grueling workout. Thirty minutes of exercise a day, even walking, will help to lower glucose levels. This is a start and hope he makes those lifestyle changes. Post back if you have further questions.
Avatar m tn It's good to see that you are trying to manage your glucose levels b4 they get out of control. An OGTT requires you to be sedentary 2 hours post test. Being active 1 hour post defeated your "homemade" test. See this link Q: "What can be the normal glucose level after 3-4 hours lunch or dinner time" A: Glucose peaks 2-3 hours after meals where the normal value is <180 mg/dl and the optimum is <140 mg/dl.
1096641 tn?1271707225 A good start "all my life i've been eating what ever it is I want...i don't know if its a carb or what... " Read ALL food labels thoroughly and carefully. Carb sugars means just that but in lower quantities. Every 7 grams of carb sugars equals one heaping Tablespoon of refined sugar. Heed what I stated earlier.
Avatar m tn They need to control their blood sugar with changes to diet and exercise and often medication. Do you take any medications for your blood glucose? If you do not understand what changes you need to make, you should speak to your doctor about what is recommended for you specifically. Your doctor may have a sample diet menu or be able to recommend a nutritionist to help you understand the proper diet.
Avatar m tn HIIT (high intensity training - this is short bursts of high intensity exercise, combined with a recovery and then repeat the high intensity) has been shown to be very helpful. I have also personally found and read that intermittent fasting (where one restricts eating to a period of about 8 hours a day) is helpful for normalizing blood sugars.
Avatar n tn Also, exercise takes some glucose out of the body to use for energy during and after exercise which also lowers blood sugars. So instead of suspending, you may want to use a temp basal. Many times the sugar goes up right after exercise due to the glucose being released from the muscles. One might need a temp basal after exercise also. The only way to know is trial and error as each person is different.
Avatar m tn I will keep the diet you mentioned and exercise. However I am not a diagnosed diabetic. Should I make some tests and if so what tests should I make?
Avatar f tn If you have poor release of insulin, then after exercise the blood glucose can rise. While exercising the brain gets a signal to increase blood glucose to meet the extra body demand. If this increased sugar is able to trigger an increased insulin response, the blood sugar gets lowered. Otherwise, it remains high. You should get GTT or glucose tolerance test, fasting blood sugar, post prandial sugar done and glycosyltaed hemoglobin measured to know whether you have diabetes or not.
Avatar n tn I was on the verge of collapse and quickly drank a 12 oz soda and some orange juice. My sugar then shot up to 145 and although shakey I felt a lot better. 30 more minutes rolled around, I ate rice and chicken, and in the middle of my meal I began feeling lightheaded again...sugar had dropped back to 52, so I drank another soda.
Avatar f tn Hello Doctor, I was diagnosed with thyroiditis last year at age 57, but I'm not sure what kind. I started out hyper which my doctor treated with beta blockers to slow my heart rate. Then I went hypo, and I've been on 50 mcg of Synthroid for the past year. My last TSH was 2.98. My question is regarding blood glucose. My last fasting test was 127. I've always tested under 100. I'm fearful of developing diabetes. Is the synthroid causing my blood sugar to rise?