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Blood sugar

Discussion in 'Diabetes Medication and Drugs' started by Rozay101, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. Rozay101

    Rozay101 Type 2 · Member

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    How to regulate my blood sugar
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Put simply... change what you eat.
     
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    DCB 2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I would add regular exercise is also an important component. Logging my daily blood sugar numbers helped me to understand how I responded to specific foods. Finally relax stress will effect the numbers as well

    Good Luck

    Dave
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I think exercise is good for everyone but out of the 3 factors, 1. changing what you eat. 2. exercise and 3. relaxation, ONLY the first one will work in the absence of the other two.
     
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    #4 KK123, Apr 27, 2021 at 12:48 PM
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    DCB 2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Well from my own experience exercise is critical part of how I manages my numbers. Last winter when storms knocked out power the only thing I could eat was carby food because I could not cook anything, The exercise provided me a buffer to deal with the situation. Secondly If do not like the numbers I take a walk.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Exercise is helpful sure but food is key.
    Without dietary changes remission is far harder and probably impossible long term simply through exercise.
     
  8. DCB 2

    DCB 2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    With me exercise played a significant role when I lost 65 lbs I could not take glipizide because I was going hypo. The only choice I had was exercise. The point is that I believe in a comprehensive approach of diet and exercise. This is from the type 2 perspective, I know exercise tends to increase insulin sensitivity. In my opinion it is not either diet and exercise, it is both.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Of course people do whatever works for them (no judgement whatsoever) but if that was the case, then why do so many people put their diabetes into remission by diet only and NO exercise? I do a LOT of exercise, a 5 mile run at least 5 times a week so I am not knocking it at all, just saying many type 2s on here can/have achieved diabetes targets/remission even if they didn't exercise.
     
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    #9 KK123, Apr 27, 2021 at 3:57 PM
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    So you didn't change your diet at all?
     
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    DCB 2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I changed my diet as I said I took a comprehensive approach diet and exercise.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    So it's hard to apportion benefits..
    I didn't increase my exercise and yet lost over 100 pounds and put T2 into remission.. in fact because I lost the weight you could argue I now do less exercise as I don't have to transport those extra 100 pounds everywhere.
     
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