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Exercise and type 2

What exercises are good and how they work on the glucose.

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Comment by Linda G on February 4, 2013 at 3:56pm

Walking...gotta get back into it.

Comment by Corinna on January 13, 2013 at 11:57am
Comment by Corinna on January 9, 2013 at 10:03am

I'm going with the classics: walking & stretching.

Never been much for exercise, so I'm starting with something simple & sustainable.

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Comment by wilson1926 on January 3, 2012 at 6:09am

I use the treadmill and kettlebells. The kettlebells give me both cardio and strength traning which my doctor says I should do...

Comment by Dave Riley on March 26, 2010 at 8:39pm
Kettlebells + Boxing -- suits me to a T plus I ride a kickbike. Currently I kick for 5 km each morning and do the other stuff over two short session each day.I have a personal trainer who keeps me focused and my lifts safe and ergonomic when we meet weekly for 30 minutes.But after trying a lot of apparati -- and I used to swim -- I love what I do now. The kickbike is preferable to jogging as you ain't slamming the whole body weight on the pavement and its easy hop on/hop off if you are stiff and sore. It also serves as a commuting device.Kettlebells combine weight bearing with aerobic exercising. I sometimes skip rope too but I don't like it.

I used to power walk with trekking poles for many years and I recommend that esp as in my case as I was walking with a cane because I have Fibromyalgia.I think trekking poles are preferable to HeavyHands or walking unadorned . While I used to do weights and dumbells, I think kettlebells win hands down (or hands up!) because of convenience, and total body engagement.

Once I started with the trainer I stopped using a single trekking pole to get around.
Comment by Scott on February 14, 2010 at 5:04pm
dx2003, I used to lift very heavy 2 years ago w/3 sets of 8 to failure but I started getting really bad headaches. So bad I quit going to the gym. My Dr. ordered an MRI to eliminate an anuerism. Came back clean but said I have a disk in my upper back that is degenerating and said that a pinched or inflamed nerve could be what's causing them. I was never able to pinpoint cause. Anyway, I've been staying with 3 sets of 20 lower weights. However, today I started feeling a bad headache again, so I don't know. They seam to come with upper body work so I may stick with lower body stuff for awhile. I have a Hurst V2 in the basement and free weights I use. As far as pre and post readings go, you should always check before exercise to prevent possible hypo's. If I go over board on carbs on a pre work out meal I like to check afterwards to see if I'm within my 2 hr. post meal goals. I made a spreadsheet for myself to track meals, pre/post glucose, and a daily notes area I use for exercise regime and duration. I like having everything on one piece of paper, but it's really up to how you want to track it and what you want to track (reps. etc.). Good luck!
Comment by dx2003 on February 14, 2010 at 9:36am
Hello to Scott and to group. I'm new to TuD and to this group. Nice work, Scott! What's your lifting routine like in reps/sets. Also, how do you like your recumbent? I used to jog 2.5 years ago, but got distracted and wound up back on oral meds. But now, after bad experiences with meds, I'm getting back into exercise. Presently "power" walking and resistance cord routine 12 reps 3 sets of curls, presses, rows, etc. Also have an old upright bike that I'm considering replacing with either a better upright or recumbent or maybe elliptical. I'm trying to figure out which values, like pre- and port- exercise glucose would be worth tracking on a spreadsheet to keep track of trends. Any ideas?
Comment by Scott on February 14, 2010 at 7:02am
I bought a recumbent bike recently. I shoot for 30min. a day, it goes fast when watching tv. I also lift weights twice a week for about an hour each time. I noticed that when i started my numbers were in the high 200's, excercise lowered post glucose up to 150 points. I'm now averaging around 120 after 30 days of changes and don't see the high excersice post drops. Maybe 50 points.
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