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Lifting weights, spiking levels HELP

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by ChewyChewy, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. ChewyChewy

    ChewyChewy · Newbie

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    Hi, i have recently started lifting weights. Not excessively but I have noticed when I do my levels spike upto towards the 20s. I have spoken to my diabetes nurse and had a few things suggested such as eating before, doing some cardio mixed in with the lifting or doing it after to help balance it out with idea of cardio bringing down the levels. All abit trial and error, wondering if anyone had similar problems and how they conquered it, or just any ideas really. Cheers
     
  2. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Hi… this is an off topic forum so doesn’t alert people to new posts, there is a more specific forum that might be better for you? I can move this post there if you like?

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/category/weight-loss-and-dieting.27/

    Edit: was in off topic, have moved but leaving this post to keep thread making sense
     
    #2 Andydragon, Jun 3, 2021 at 1:36 PM
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  3. ChewyChewy

    ChewyChewy · Newbie

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    Sorry new to the forum, that would be amazing if you could please?
     
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    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    HI @ChewyChewy , what type of diabetes do you have? What medication are you on, if any?

    This makes a massive difference to any advice given, as T1ers can do correction doses of insulin to cope with certain types of exercise....

    And welcome to the forums.
     
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    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m T2 and am totally into weightlifting, first time I tested after a workout, I was quite shocked at how high my BG shot up, then how low it went in the next hours

    It’s your liver and muscles dumping glycogen .., bro science lol.

    As I started packing on the muscle, it seems that I’ve become insulin sensitive, or I’m overtraining and I’m not recovering lol, anyway the spikes were more tame after a few months.
     
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  7. ChewyChewy

    ChewyChewy · Newbie

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    Hi, i am type 1, on humalog via pump. Ive tried increasing my basal yesterday by 50% for 4 hours, and did seem to have an impact, but im all ears for suggestions. Thank you
     
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