I know that overall exercise is supposed to lower blood sugar levels, but I have also read a few things that say it can raise it. I've noticed this happening to me a few times and I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or just have a weird body!
For example: not long ago I exercised first thing in the morning before eating. When I got up my blood sugar was around 105. When I checked it after exercising for about 45 minutes it had gone up to 122! Obviously, this was not the effect I was looking for.
Just today, I tried exercising around 40 minutes after eating. I had more risotto (rice w/cheese) than the amount I would normally have and also a small dessert, and I was afraid the extra carbs would raise my blood sugar, so I wanted to work it off. I did some cardio walking with weights and a little yoga.
When I checked around 2 - 2 1/2 hours after eating, it was 132--high for me.
I think someone said you should wait longer after eating to exercise, but doesn't that let the glucose from food just sit there in your bloodstream?
Any ideas or 'it worked for me' suggestions?
(BTW, I am considered 'prediabetic,' type 2, and don't use insulin. )
Thanks for all suggestions!