Show # 66
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Type 2 for 6+ years
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On today's show, we welcome Christine Tuttle from Connecticut. Christine is a DiabetesPowerShow Listener who wrote the following email to email@example.com...
I just found your podcast and love it. I have a question for you. I am type 2 and always get lows when exercising, even after eating a snack before exercise. By lows, I mean anywhere from 90 down to 50. (I start to feel lows around 110). Of course, I get worried when I'm 50
I am on Glucovance and Actos. When I start exercising I can be as high as 200 and still get below 70 within an hour, with the prior snack and I feel as if I am eating just so I can exercise. This was happening even before my meds so I don't think cutting back on them would help. I am always up and down and never have even blood sugars. I'm usually 140-150 fasting in am and anywhere from 150-260 2 hrs post meal.
What can I do to try to keep from getting lows when exercising, besides the pre-exercise snack? (usually it's a banana with PB or a glucerna shake or bar)
I have known of my diabetes for 6 years (I say that because I had been feeling badly for years and years before diagnosed with an A1C-) what I thought was hypo symptoms were probably high sugars falling because my doctor and I noticed that I would feel badly and think it was low when it was actually not and before I was diagnosed I would eat thinking my sugar was low and it wasn't until I got a meter that I realized that was not the case. So I think I may have had diabetes for 10 or so years before my diagnosis. Have you heard of people thinking they are low but it is just their blood sugar falling from a high number (my doctor said I was so used to being high that when my sugar went down, even to a normal range, I felt hypo symptoms).
Your podcasts are great to listen to. I listen to them while walking and not only do they take my mind off of the exercise, but I exercise for an hour because I want to hear the whole podcast. I won't let myself listen to it unless I exercise so I actually look forward to my hour every day. Thank you so much for all of your hard work!
Christine, Hubby and the Gang