I’m trying to exercise at least a little after every meal to burn off any extra glucose instead of storing it. It’s not possible to get to the gym all the time, of course, so mostly what I’ve been doing is walking, free weights, leg lifts or any kind of movement, usually right after eating, or within 15-30 minutes.
It seems to help … for example, last night I ate pasta, spinach and cheese, then pretty much didn’t sit down for the next 45 minutes. When I did my one-hour glucose check, it was 72. Then when I did sit down and checked again after 2 hours, it was up to 90. (It’s normally in the 90-100 range during the day).
BUT … it was WAY up to 116 when I woke up this morning! So, am I testing too soon? Exercising too soon? Does anyone have any experience with ‘using’ exercise as a blood sugar-lowering ‘medicine’? I’d love to hear from anyone who has done this successfully.