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How To Handle Blood Sugar Highs And Lows

When you have diabetes, you may have high or low blood sugar levels from time to time. It's important to know the signs and symptoms of each and follow your healthcare provider's instructions for handling them. Continue reading >>

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  1. phambo

    Is 200 to 250 blood sugar too high at the beginning of a workout?

    I am still trying to figure out the new diet and exercise routine. If I start a workout at 120 bs, I'd be light headed after running a mile. But if I start at around 200 bs, I would be able to run 2 miles and lift weight afterward.

  2. 1776

    You never really want to be at 200 or 250 BG on any regular basis - this is not good for your body and will cause big problems. Your exercise will lower your bg while you are exercising and for a time afterward but getting to 200 or higher just to be able to exercise is going to do you harm. As you get into control - low hundred to below, your body will get used to being at that level and you will be able to exercise as you would like to at those numbers. It takes some time for your body to get used to being where it is supposed to be.

  3. MarkM

    Have you tested your blood sugar when you feel lightheaded? You may find that it is not actually that low, and your body is just going through an adjustment process. You need to let this happen. But if your blood sugar is in fact droping too low (below 80) during exercise, the best way to handle it is to eat/drink something sweet during the exercise. From testing and measuring, you will discover how much carbo you need and how often you need it.

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