My endocrinologist calls me a brittle diabetic... hard to control, because my body will produce its own insulin, but sporadically--basically, whenever it feels like throwing a monkey wrench into the works! LOL
If I have a reaction, it's always a delayed reaction. Anywhere from two to twelve hours AFTER the exercise... boom. ESPECIALLY if it's something new, or the routine has been bumped up in intensity (which is done periodically to supposedly avoid "stalling" on weight loss...)
Not much fun, as I really can't calculate whether and when it's going to hit... go figure.
A snack beforehand really doesn't help-- my blood sugar will then spike, or I get sick, if I eat anything right before... I have to wait and see. Annoying, but there it is...
It does take time to figure out what works, since we're all unique... Kathy
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
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For people who eat low-carb to control their blood sugar levels and teach their body to burn ketones rather than glucose for fuel (for both muscles and brain) eating before exercise is not usually necessary. I've enjoyed the freedom of being able to avoid really low blood sugars and still doing long runs (up to 2 hours). This won't work for type 1 diabetics of course. Birgit
I too have issues with my exercise dropping my sugars too much so right before or during my long walks I take a ritz crackerful-peanut butter and a small apple and that works great for me. Not too much not too little. I tried eating a small cheeseburger once before a walk and it made me really sick while walking so I will not eat that much again ahead of time. Susan
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Don't you know that they that run in a race run all, but only one recieves the prize, so run that you may win!
Sometimes I need to boost my blood sugar a little bit before I exercise first thing in the morning. I'll have one of those Cheesehead cheese sticks, usually part-skim mozzarella with 1/2 apple. It's quick and easy and can even eat it as I head out walking if I need to do so.
You have done great with your weight loss! Congratulations...
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
I have found that I need to eat a snack about 30-45 minutes before exercise so that my BS doesn't go out of whack (high and then crashes). I am still experimenting with what is the best snack, though, and would like to see what others use.
I also am running a 5K in 10 days and would like to see what folks suggest for a pre-and post-run meal...
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