I recently started to go to the gym doing cardio and lifting weights. How come when I test my b/s it is up about 170.. I thought when you go to the gym it is suppose to go down. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks,

Larry

Views: 7

Tags: b/s, cardio, gym

Comment by Devon on April 27, 2010 at 11:25am
Larry, it will go down after a little bit. Your sugar does go up a little when you exercise because your body needs that "energy" to do the work out. When you are getting the 170 reading is it a hour or so later? I'm not sure how long it takes for the exercise to "bring you down" maybe someone else can shed a little light on that for us. :) Hey, but congrats on exercising in the first place. Wanna mail me a little of your motivation?! :)
Comment by BinkyJ45 on April 27, 2010 at 12:44pm
My BS ALWAYS goes up after exercise. Weights, cardio, basic walking, doesn't matter. At times by as much as 100 points. But a few hours it drops like a rock. The Dr. is a bit stumped, but attributes it to several possibilities: not drinking enough water (I doubt this, I drink 32 oz an hour when working out), a flight or fight effect induced by exercise where BS is dumped into the system, I have arthritis in the knees and the stress on them during workouts may cause in increase in BS. But I never cover the increase with insulin, and I usually am back to normal in 3-4 hours.
Comment by Mariana on April 27, 2010 at 12:55pm
I knooow happens to me too....it goes up reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyy BAAAaaad!!! It turns out that our healthy liver makes glucose that the muscles and cells will need. In people without diabetes this is to physiologically prevent an hipo. Our confused body does not know that we cannot produce insulin to regulate this effect so we have hyper instead of hypo (damniiiit). There was an experiment (I apologize for not remembering the dates) in which Rowell and collegues proved that glucose produced by liver could rise up to three times glucose levels compared to those without physical activities...

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service