Blood glucose exercise insulin

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Avatar m tn Exercise causes the release of adrenaline in the body, and that causes your muscles to absorb the glucose from your blood stream without the need for insulin. The more exercise you get, the lower your scores, and the lower your insulin needs. Exercise also makes you feel better in general, and the better you feel, the less stress you have, and the lower your scores become as well.
Avatar n tn is there anything you can do at home when your blood glucose is too high to bring it back down?
Tbd The pancreas stores the insulin until it is needed to move excess glucose out of your blood. Insulin unlocks the cells in the body to allow extra glucose into them for energy. Extra glucose that isn't used for energy is moved by insulin into fat cells for storage. If you eat too many carbohydrates over the years, your cells become more and more resistant to insulin and it takes more and more to keep your blood level down.
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 n tn Okay - I know when you eat, Carbs turn to sugar and in order to keep your Blood Glucose down you take insulin so you can turn Carbs into energy. So then - why would you want to "reduce" or "SUSPEND" your insulin pump basal temporarily during your active period when you go jogging or hiking or cycling or anything active? Don't you need the insulin to convert sugar to energy in order to be active?
Avatar n tn You cannot buy insulin over the counter without a prescription, nor can you buy syringes needed to inject insulin without a prescription. So you first need to go see your doctor. I would do blood tests before each meal and at bedtime each day until your doctor's appointment and write down the numbers that you get on your glucometer.
519736 tn?1253986826 thanx for your quick reply. I did have black coffee right before the test. I have hypothyroidism. It was a new Endo I saw last June that ordered the blood work. He did not inform me of the insulin of 109 until August. And he told me I was "becoming insulin resistant". My glucose was normal. I'm confused. Are insulin and blood sugar the same thing?
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.
Avatar f tn t watch their food intake, even with insulin injections and tablets, the blood glucose can still be too high.
Avatar n tn As I understand it, type 2 diabetic which is adult onset type, the body does not respond to the insulin being produced by the pancreas or the pancrease is not producing enough insulin. According to the medical community, exercise will decrease blood glucose levels and improves sensitivity of the body to insulin. The problem with this dictum is that exercise dictates how glucose or fuel the body will continue to be produced: the more we exercise, the more glucose is poroduced.
Avatar m tn After a while, you will know how much insulin or metformin or exercise is required to maintain normal glucose levels. Modern meters have a memory that can recall every test value and the time, and this can be downloaded to your PC. There are many programs with excellent RN's trained as advisors to help you set up a testing schedule. Being involved with such a "helper" is very worthwhile.
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 m tn You could also ask your doctor about the option fror starting on insulin. Actual ideal blood sugar levels should be in the range of 80 - 120 all the time. Fasting should be < 100. You are only 50, young, and it is important to control your diabetes well to be sure you don't face complications down the line. Diet for diabetes should be low carb / high fat / moderate protein. This is the most recent recommendation. You can research this online easily.
1310035 tn?1305621642 If the lab tech said something like "insulin resistant." Most doctors have stopped calling it insulin resistance and they refer to it an "metabolic syndrome." It has a few diagnostic indicators: elevated fasting glucose, elevated hemoglobin A1C, waist > 40" in males or >35" in females, decreased levels of HDL, etc. I don't remember the whole list. It is normally considered "pre-Type 2 Diabetes.
Avatar m tn you are at 80 you eat, blood sugar starts rise. pancreas start release insulin. if you start at 80 by the time you 120 enough insulin is in blood to take it down, if you start at 110 maybe by the time you 150 you start going down, or not? i read about insulin response time pancreas release insulin gradual. so if you start high maybe not enough time to make insulin before it above 140 that why fasting is general important for health and not just for MDs or i am wrong?
Avatar n tn Hello, Kevin! Sorry to get you confused, maybe the MedHelp administrators are just trying to make you feel young at heart! ;-) I'm not a medical professional, just the parent of a kid with diabetes. Great exercise question, it sounds like you're doing a very good job understanding how your body works. I'd suggest you look at two paths for an answer. First is around what type of insulin therapy you are using. Are you on a pump or multiple daily injections?
Avatar m tn it was by someone who support low carb high fat but even he say that insulin resistance get worse long term because brain still need glucose and since there is so little carbs body adapts by making muscle insulin resistance higher so that some glucose is left for the brain. so if a person on low carb diet suddenly eat carbs then blood sugar goes high because muscle dont absorb it anymore. not sure if can be reversed or not. maybe low carb high fat is one way street?
Avatar f tn Well, there are a number of factors that could trigger changes in blood glucose levels including stress, infections, inflammations, hormonal changes, food intake, exercise, lifestyle etc. Lower than normal blood glucose could trigger increased levels of glucose as well. If the levels tend to vary widely, this would require close monitoring and slight re-alteration in the lifestyle and insulin.
Avatar n tn Exercise makes the effect of insulin more dramatic, but if you have way too little insulin in you, exercise can make your blood sugar go up quickly. It has also happened to me before.
Avatar f tn I am assuming you are referring to either the A1C or fasting blood glucose levels. The first thing of course is a change in life style. This does not mean you have to stop eating everything but to be more judicious in your eating habits. In addition, regular exercise is paramount in reducing those :numbers". Talk this over with your physician and get started on these changes. You will be surprised at how they can come down.
Avatar n tn Hello again Yumin (I just posted a comment to your question about high blood glucose in the morning, too). I'm not a physician, so please do check with your doctor about the information you read here & other places. There is a complex balancing needed for us to maintain blood sugar levels within the range our doctors have recommended. In general, exercise & insulin bring our sugar levels down.
Avatar n tn I had a glucose tolerance test and an insulin fasting (drinking the glucose drink) blood test done. I have seen my results but have not had them interpreted for me. My glucose fasting results came back within normal range but my insulin fasting results came back out of range for the 0,1, & 2 hour results. They were much higher than the normal ranges. Does this mean I have insulin resistance?
Avatar m tn The University of Michigan Health System advises that exercise can result in either an increase or a decrease in blood sugar levels. During exercise, insulin becomes more efficient. This effect can persist, lowering blood sugar levels for hours afterward. An hour of afternoon exercise may lower glucose levels until the next morning, affecting the fasting blood sugar test. Exercise can also affect glucose levels by releasing adrenaline. This raises blood sugar temporarily.
Avatar n tn Before i start exercise i always have an orange juice or energy drinks to prevent low blood sugar. Recently i started weight training exercise. Its more like a group exercise where its 1 hour non stop weight training where u work out every muscle of your body I have noticed that after weight training , blood sugars are high..(complete reverse of cardio when blood sugar usually fall.
Avatar n tn By eating at night you may be able to help your morning blood sugar be a bit lower. When you have extended fasting your liver can put out glucose. By eating a small snack you may be able to prevent your liver doing this. hope this helps. Please come back and let us know how you're going. Often diabetes in preganncy will get worse as the pregnancy progresses (insulin resistance increases as the pregnancy progresses and the placenta grows).