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HR and type 2

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Marcus1234, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Normal HR is 60-100 and having a higher rhr correlates with risk of heart problems as does having poor blood sugars and high insulin levels in your body.
    When we improve our cardiovascular fitness the heart rate can reduce over the medium and long term.
    Stress and anxiety could cause this elevated resting HR (it is totally normal for it to increase during exercise). If you are diabetic this doesn't just refer to emotional stress but also physiological stress.
    Personally, I'd go back and ask for some further investigation e.g. a calcium scan to see what your arteries look like https://ihda.ie/ and I would think about how I could improve bg control. There are loads of suggestions on this forum.
  2. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you are doing real cardio, your HR should be going higher than 94-100, that’s for sure. But, going up to 100-110 for brief bouts of movement seems normal to me. If I’m parked on the sofa reading and I’m at 65 bpm, then jumping up to do something should get my heart pumping - 100-110 just moving around. If it actually turns out what I’m really doing is starting a long walk, let’s say in even ground, then I see my HR settle in. HR, like most of what we can test, runs in a “normal” range if all is well.
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