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Old 08-25-2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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observation re: exercise

My husband who has Type II recently (within the past 2 weeks or so) noticed his fasting and post prandial numbers were higher than usual and he got pretty worried. He finally got around to speaking with his doctor who asked him a bunch of questions.

Since finding out he has Type II, hubby started following a very strict exercise regimen. But b/c things got busy at his workplace, he gave himself a rest from his usual exercise routine. His doc noted that even a one week lull in regular exercise can negatively affect insulin sensitivity. Resuming exercise can reverse this.

I thought this was interesting and worth sharing.

 
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:29 AM   #2
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Re: observation re: exercise

That is really interesting. I am glad to hear it from a Dr.

Most often, I find excercise drops my glucose levels immediately, with the odd case where it raises them.

I had read that the effects on insulin sensitivty lasted many hours after excercise and as much as 48 hours. This seems to match what the Dr is saying so it's good to get confirmation.

PS : I to have periods where my fasting and PP numbers are a bit higher. This has happened so many times in the last 2 years, I kind of ignore it and they always return to normal at most a week later. Infections can do this. An oncoming cold. I tooth infection...but they always come back within a week. At first it used to drive me nuts. Now, when I see a bad fasting number 2 days in a row, I put my meter away, watch the carbs a bit more and check a week later. They always come back. When I say bad number I mean 10 or so above normal.

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Old 08-26-2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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Re: observation re: exercise

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Originally Posted by uma_anne View Post
My husband who has Type II recently (within the past 2 weeks or so) noticed his fasting and post prandial numbers were higher than usual and he got pretty worried. He finally got around to speaking with his doctor who asked him a bunch of questions.

Since finding out he has Type II, hubby started following a very strict exercise regimen. But b/c things got busy at his workplace, he gave himself a rest from his usual exercise routine. His doc noted that even a one week lull in regular exercise can negatively affect insulin sensitivity. Resuming exercise can reverse this.

I thought this was interesting and worth sharing.
I have exercised run/cycled 3-5 times a week for years now.....I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes earlier this year and my specialist diabetes Doctor says I am one of the most insulin sensitive patients she has ever had....and from my own experience exercise has a dramatic lowering effect on my sugars by lowering my levels hours after I stop exercising.

 
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