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Carbohydrate Adjustments for Exercisers with Diabetes

What to Look for Before You Exercise

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GIRLATPEACE46

4/22/2011 8:44:53 PM

I am new at this Spark People team thing but a friend of mine lost 88 lbs and she looks great. I am proud of her. I've been taking meds for diabetes for the past two years and my dr thinks that I can get off the medication by my choices. WW was cut from the family budget and so was the YMCA so I am trying to get support with my fitness and weight loss goals here. I am not ready for posting pictures but I've appreciated all the articles and comments posted here. Thanks.

GINGERSNAPED

3/18/2011 7:53:55 PM

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i also have found that i bottom out when i eat allot of things with white flour in them. so i have almost completely switched to whole wheat and that has helped allot.

GINGERSNAPED

3/18/2011 7:52:22 PM

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both my parents where diabetics my mom had to be on three shoots of insulin a day plus a sliding scale.. she would bottom out often.. as a nurse i learned the term for my mom and that was fragile diabetic. one day some thing told me to check on my mom at the nursing home. it was very early and before work. i came in and found her almost ina coma she would not respond to me at all or anyone else. her sugar was below 30 and the nurse tried two different thing to get her sugar up and i said she needs the er . we went it took all day to get her sugar and then it was 250.
my problem is since i was 30 i have had what i call weak spells and have been diagnosed as a borderline diabetic. one md told me i would not be borderline for long.. that was 19 years ago and i still am fighting with diet and exercise. only. my md now says i have metobolic syndrome and that i had to lose weight and exercise or else. my sugar was 138 not bad but i was 30 pounds overweight.
so here i am working on it again, not wanting to end up like my mom,. but it is a very fine line because to lose weight you have to cut your calories and exercise but then you can bottom out at any time. so balance is the key.
that you for your article cause. it will help me to regulate my blood sugar better...i tend to exercise before i eat not a good idea when i have the same issues as my mom my sugar bottoms out allot. up down up down... just me ginger

TMW54812

2/3/2011 2:19:50 PM

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Experienced symptoms after exercise yesterday for first time in 35 days since I began exercising. I will follow recommendation to test before and after exercise for the first time in my life today. Thank you for this info.!

WISEWIFE

6/20/2009 9:03:12 AM

I am a type 2 diabetic, totally controlled by diet & exercise. I do 3.5 miles on my gazelle edge every night one hour after dinner, at a 4 MPH pace. I do no adjustments to my eating, and don't add anything to make up for the exercise, that would, in my mind, be counter productive. I am trying after all to lose more weight. And I have not had a hypo episode in almost 2 years.
Hugs,
WW

MISTOF

5/6/2009 1:09:30 AM

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Thanks, Becky for this very practical guide!

JDAVIS10

2/7/2009 10:27:58 PM

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I enjoyed having the chart for a guide. good advise

BUDDYSANGEL

12/14/2008 2:16:05 PM

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I liked this article. It defined what the different intensity levels were by the exercises in each level. I also take my glucometer with me when I go to the YMCA and work out on the treadmill. If I get shaky, I take my bloodsugar reading then and treat myself before it gets to an emergency situation.

I'm a type-2, take metformin and glipize twice a day and lantus in the evening before going to bed.

COOKIEDOH38

5/20/2008 8:34:08 PM

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good information, I am happy I found it, I am borderline

JIBBIE49

3/27/2008 2:49:50 PM

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Great article.

FINESSE37

1/5/2008 7:41:39 PM

After the birth of my 3rd daughter and a tubiligation shortly thereafter, I went from 175 to 249 in 9 years even though I exercised every other day. I finally went to the doctor and after 2 blood tests I was put on 1500 mg of Metformin. I am expected to go back to a healthy BMI by July 2008. I am scared. I was good at first and lost 10 pds. I have not weighed myself since but I continue to go to the gym. I use to cheat with sweets but the fear of getting Type II Diabetes scares me. I just want my life back.

BABELICIOUS1

12/15/2007 3:33:44 PM

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I have just joined the Spark people program, I am also Diabetic. I take Metformin tablets 2 in the am and 2 before bed. My blood sugars have been in the morning in the 7.0 up to 10 range, Since I joined 13 days ago and started a exercise program they have dropped into the 5.8 to 6.9 and I am so happy about it. I exercise 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night. I walk on my treadmill at 10% incline. I hope to be able to get off the medication at some point. I won't until I have the Dr.s ok first.
I just wanted to share with you how well I have done in just 13 days with the weight plan and exercise program , thank you.

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