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9/21/18 7:56 A

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"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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9/19/18 8:10 P

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When I was first diagnosed a year ago, mine did the same. But after a few weeks of my meds and got my diet figured out and found my groove as it were, it started to balance out. It helped to take classes about it, I learned a lot which helped lower my stress which also helped stabalize my blood sugar. I learned that skipping meals or not eating for long periods can actually raise your blood sugar as some have already said.

Its important to not skip meals and eat small snacks if your meals are far apart. And always test before exercising to make sure its not too low, above 100 is recommended. Test after too.

I do suggest seeing if there are classes, maybe your doc can recommend some, your insurance might even cover it. It really helped me.

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9/19/18 12:03 P

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I agree that a snack before exercise is not a bad idea... but be sure that unless your numbers are crashing, you should ALWAYS include protein in your snacks to help stabilize the absorption rate. With a crash, the protein simply comes with the follow-up...
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"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

Life comes one mome


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8/30/18 10:56 A

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Terri...stress about it will rise the numbers....Try to not worry and it will help along with different changes to food and exercise...we got this!!! emoticon

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8/30/18 9:56 A

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Your frustration is understandable, but you will soon get the hang of things.


Not eating does not keep your body from having high glucose. Your body is capable of manufacturing the glucose it needs from stored fat and even from muscle. When you don't eat, you glucose drops and your body kicks into gear to give you the energy it needs. This is done primarily by the liver. The down side to this is your liver is not too good at regulating things it tends to go with a panic dump sort of strategy.

As a result, you will find that eating a small amount of glucose (your meter will be your biggest help in managing this) will actually lower your glucose.

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First of all, good job testing! That is extremely important.

When I was first diagnosed, I kept a food journal. I logged everything I ate, amts. time and blood sugar results . I typically tested first thing in the morning, after breakfast, before luch, 2 hrs. after luch, before supper and 2 hrs. after supper. That gave me an idea about how my body was reacting to food.

If you haven't eaten and your body feels like it is in starvation mode, it will release glycogen stores and that raises your blood sugar.

When I am exercising, I make sure to know what my blood sugar is. If it's low, I eat a protein snack (piece of cheese, for example). I will test about an hr. after exercising. If it's low again, fuel up w/a protein snack.

Be sure you're drinking enough water, too.

I tend to eat @ the same time daily. Seems to help.

good luck and hope this helps you. And, btw, I do control my blood sugar w/nutrition and exercise.

For sure, another huge thing is, do not eat simple carbs. Get your carbs from fruits and veggies. Measured amts.

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I'm so frustrated & discouraged. I am newly diagnosed & just got my first glucometer yesterday. I've already tested myself 3 times. At the doctor's office about an hour after eating my glucose was 129. Not bad. I didn't eat the rest of the day & tested myself before having a late dinner: 136. Strange as I didn't have anything to eat, but I don't yet fully understand how my body trends & cycles. This morning I work up & took my glucose again, 157 after having eaten 7 hours earlier. Not happy with the result, but I headed to the gym & took it again expecting a lower result: 199!!! I don't understand how I can manage my diabetes with diet & exercise with results like this. Any suggestions on how to combat the rise in glucose after exercising?

I'm just not giving up on me. I will never stop trying to be healthy, no matter my failures and shortcomings.



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