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An Easy Walk Lowers Blood Sugar Level

We’ve learned through experience and the advice of experts that a healthy life can require bypassing whole aisles of temptations in the grocery store while forcing ourselves to work out on a regular basis in a gym. But it doesn’t have to cost us so much sweat or demand superhuman supermarket discipline. Research reveals that an easy walk after a meal can do wonders for our blood sugar curve. And that’s not all. Very mild activity appears to work as well as a more intensive workout. “Just getting up and walking about is enough to prevent a rise in blood sugar considerably, in fact as much as medicines designed to curb high blood sugar levels,” says Professor Arne Torbjørn Høstmark. He has conducted a number of studies on this surprisingly little discussed phenomenon. The studies have been carried out at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and the University of Oslo and a number of researchers has been involved. “You’d expect this advice to be included in lots of textbooks, but unfortunately it isn’t,” he says. High blood sugar levels are common A certain increase in blood sugar after a meal is perfectly natural. Digestion turns the carbohydrates we eat into gl Continue reading >>

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  1. BLAIRSTREETGIRL

    THANK YOU!
    You have all provided me with such great advice! I am not on meds - I'm doing my best to control my blood sugar with diet only, so I guess I'm not too far off. I just missed 6.5 on my last A1C and my doctor was pleased with where I am -- just want to make sure I keep it under control!

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  2. GRANDMAAMIE

    for me I test 2 hours after eating to see how much of a spike I get .
    It's different for everyone its a learning process.
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  3. LINDYBEIR

    For normal folks, the blood sugar level rises rapidly after eating and peaks in about 30 minutes, then decreases gradually back to normal fasting levels (less than 100) within 2 hours. This is the reason for the testing at 2 hours after eating.
    For folks with diabetes, the peak can be much higher than normal and the length of time for the bs level to decrease back to fasting levels can be much longer. Also if your fasting level is higher than normal -- your peak will tend to be higher and it will take longer to decrease.
    What you are attempting to measure is how close to normal you are -- that is, how much under control your diabetes is. You are close, but still need to work on it.




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