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Blood glucose type 2

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Lizzy Loo, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Lizzy Loo

    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm struggling with sugars after gym work out. Going down to 3-7. Have had to start topping up with lucozade. First time in two and a half years
     
  2. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Lizzy Loo are you on any medication? Do you mean 3.7?
     
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    Lenah_ Type 2 · Active Member

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    I get lows when I work out strenuously too. Zumba always drops me down to 3ish, but I love it so I persevere. I find that bringing an apple juice box to Zumba helps. I sip on it throughout the class.
     
  4. Lizzy Loo

    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  5. Lizzy Loo

    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I'm on metformin & glicazide. I have changed my gym so maybe working out a bit harder. Been told by Diatician I'm eating right foods but just top up with a few mouthfuls of lucozade before.
     
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    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi lenah my first time on here asking questions. I have changed my gym but my sugars are dropping lower. I take fruit with me but was told a drink works faster. Diatician send have three sips of lucozade before. Been told I'm eating the right foods.
     
  8. Lenah_

    Lenah_ Type 2 · Active Member

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    Fruit juice definitely works faster than fruit. Good luck!
     
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  9. Lizzy Loo

    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Alison yes I'm on metformin & glicazide. Changed my gym but sugars are going lower. Diatician told me to have a few mouthfuls of lucozade before exercise
     
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    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you lenah and you
     
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  11. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Now I understand, you would not want to be too low on Glicazide.

    I am almost always 3.5 to 4.5 after exercise. But on no medication my liver will not let me get too low.
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is not something I totally understand so please forgive my ignorance - but you are a type 2 getting hypos due to the medication you are on preventing your liver restoring normal levels of glucose after exercise.
    Perhaps you should discus this with your doctor, to see if it is something which ought to be dealt with by adjusting the medication level or the timing of it rather than fending it off with sugary drinks.
     
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  13. Lizzy Loo

    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok thank you I wasn't sure what levels should be after exercise. But I was told 4 or under there is a risk of hypos.
     
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    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your advice. The Diatician thought it could be the glicazide. But because I take it in the evening and not morning she said it wouldn't be that. It was her that advised sugary drinks. And the trainers in the gym. But only a few mouthfuls. But medication is some thing to consider thank you
     
  16. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds fine and many on blood glucose lowing medication would not drive below 5, I believe. It might be worth checking this with a med professional now your levels are falling.

    It sounds like your gym routine is really working for you.
     
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  17. Lizzy Loo

    Lizzy Loo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes gym is good I went on the x-pert course a few years back. I learnt a lot went down three dress sizes and lost two stone. You are right about driving if your under 5 don't drive. Found out 8 years ago was diabetic it was a shock. I've changed my gym only since going there my sugars are dropping. Couldn't reduce my medication at Xmas cause I had gone up. I was 52 overall count but had gone up to 55. The drs said count should be about 49 stress affects me big time
     
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