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Unsuitable Exercises For Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) currently affects approximately 20% of the population [1]. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that by 2050, approximately 1 in every 3 adults will be diagnosed with the disease [1]. This disease is characterized by insulin resistance, or the inability to properly use insulin (hormone released from the pancreas) to control blood glucose levels. This is different than type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease) that targets pancreatic B-cells and compromises their ability to produce insulin [2]. Let’s take a look at the pathophysiology of T2DM and the impact of exercise, specifically resistance training in managing this disease. The following are key points in the clinical diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus: • A person’s fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels are greater than or equal to 126 mg/dL or blood glucose levels greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL after an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) [3]. • Diagnosis of “pre-diabetes” can be made when FBG are between 100 and 125 mg/dL or blood glucose levels are between140 and 199 mg/dL after an OGTT [3]. • Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) levels (referred to as the A1c test) used to Continue reading >>

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  1. dkellis

    What is the best time of day to take insulin ?

    I it better to take long acting insulin in the morning or in the evening? I take 50 units of Levemir at night before bed and my numbers are starting to run high the next morning.

  2. msann

    i take mine 14 units at around 10 and 6 in the morning i been diabetic 17 yrs it working good getting under 8 for a1c!!

  3. Gabby

    I was recommended to take my dose 12 hour apart. So it kind of depends on when I take the first one of the day. I usually do a 7:00 am and a before dinner dose.
    If you are getting high numbers in the morning it could be that the dose is too much and you drop low over night and your body kicks in. It is something I would talk to the doctor about. See if splitting it helps. I don't take Levemir, so I am not sure how it is supposed to be used. Many of them now come with different kids of dosing instructions.

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