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Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Juju13, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Juju13

    Juju13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi am Type 2 on metformin I have started gym and tested my bloods after exercising and they were 4.2 my question is can you exercise yourself into a hypo?
     
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    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes, anyone can but 4.2 is not a hypo and given a functioning liver it will correct matters before you are in any real danger. Also I have spent a lot of time on here listening to people who got higher blood sugars with exercise. It never happened to me but my exercise is more or less confined to walking these days.
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I too found slow to moderate walking after meals did the best for my bs. But that’s not to say the gym is a bad thing. I did that for years.
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    yes some can, I cant it seems, it is more seldom that type 2 hypoes but yes it is poosible... i think I only ever hypoed when having been drinking a lot..
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    What medication are you taking (if any)?
     
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    Juju13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Then you should be fine with exercise..be interested to know what you did at the gym? Did you measure your bloods before exercise?
     
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    Bittern Type 2 · Member

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    I too am on Metformin and after an hours aerobic exercise plus some weights my blood glucose tends to drop by between 2 and 3 but I never get to the hypo stage.
     
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    Pipp I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    I sometimes find exercise in gym or swimming pool gives a slight rise, immediately after, followed by a reduction within an hour. Never too low, though.
     
  10. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The word "hypo" is not very well defined....

    Someone who is on insulin who gets a 'hypo' is likely to find that their BG keeps going down until they eat carbs, or are dead, regardless of how much rest they take etc. Somone who is just on Metformin many feel weak and unwell due to their BG dropping, but their BG will recover if all they do is sit in a warm room.

    When marathon running's ‘bonk’ or ‘hits the wall’ it due to their BG dropping, yet we don’t call it a 'hypo' because 99.9% of the time they recover just by stopping running...... The feeling is just as real, regardless of what it is called.
     
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    Juju13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It was 8 then after 45 min in gym it dropped to 6 then half hour swim dropped it to 4.2
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.2 is not low unless your body is used to 8...... I expect that in a few weeks time you not even notice if your BG drops to 4.2
     
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    Juju13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I didn't this time I'm doing quite well at minute thank good essay
     
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