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Feeling Off After Hard Exercise Session

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Fencer, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Fencer

    Fencer · Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure if this is diabetes related or not (as it doesn't make sense for it to be), but I have came here because you guys are knowledgable on the stuff that I am going to be talking about.

    A bit of background. I was diagnosed as diabetic just over 2 years ago and shortly after I took up sport. I took up running a year ago and was running good distances at good times. Before Christmas I hurt my ankle and was out of action for a bit. Although I didn't lose everything completely, I did get a bit less fit. After being diagnosed diabetic, I was prescribed Metformin and another drug that I cannot recall the name of. I am now off of all drugs.

    I had a half marathon in Febuary and really struggled with it, but managed to plod round OK. However, at the very end of the race I felt very ill. Shakey, light-headed, sickly feeling. The only thing I could compare the feeling to was when I was a hypo from when I was on blood sugar lowering medication. I ate some Lucozade tabs and felt fine shortly after.

    I thought nothing of this until it has now happened for the third time last night following a tough PT session.

    I am on no low-carb diet, no diabetes medication and I am eating plenty (probably too much).

    Thanks for any advice :)
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