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    Pre-workout insulin

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    ceej
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    Pre-workout insulin

    Post by ceej on Fri Mar 24 2017, 16:44

    I've been reading up on the effects exercise has on b.g. and found that aerobic exercise brings it down whereas high intensity pushes it up. I'm dabbling with injecting insulin before a workout but am interested to know if others do this and how they go about it. I'm very active - running or HIIT training 6 mornings out of seven and yoga, boxing or weight training in the evenings - and I'm happy with my exercise schedule but it's making things quite confusing for me. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Pre-workout insulin

    Post by mo1905 on Fri Mar 24 2017, 18:53

    Trial and error is the key. You are quite right, for the majority, cardio lowers BG levels whilst intense exercise or weight training can elevate them. This is still just a guide though and you may react very differently. When you say you are dabbling with injecting insulin prior to exercise is this because your BG levels rise ? If so, start with the minimum dose and adjust accordingly but make sure you keep all other variable the same or you won't know if it is the exercise causing the rise. Keep a diary and write everything down. Good luck :-)


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    Post by ceej on Sat Mar 25 2017, 23:47

    Yes, my bg levels rise after exercise, quite significantly. Thanks for the advice...I'll keep trying and recording! Smile
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    Re: Pre-workout insulin

    Post by yoly on Sun Mar 26 2017, 14:36

    It depend on your adrenaline response, also the body clear insulin with exercise so it will not go to low. Best is to exercise first, start slow see your response then correct if needed. If you are doing intervals you don’t need to do it for long to be effective a short routine work as well as long aerobic exercise. Exercise has also a U curve too little is bad, but too much is bad also. You have to find the sweet spot. You start slow and as you progress increase intensity, but never do more were you are not able to recuperate with a day rest.

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