Exercise with Blood Sugar Over 250?

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Yep, that’s me.  I grew up being told not to exercise with blood sugar over 250 because it would put me into ketone making mode.  Nowadays, I don’t exercise over 160 just because it doesn’t feel good on my feet and I don’t want to suffer through exercise since that might encourage me to not keep up with it the next day.  In other words, I don’t want a bad experience to ruin my motivation.

Lately, I can’t help but notice that I hear of a lot of kids with type 1 exercising well over 250.  I immediately assumed that the information had changed and that what I grew up knowing was outdated.  Wil, a type 1 and certified diabetes educator answered my question at Diabetes Mine today.  Go on over there and check it out.  I think it’s important we know what to do in order to minimize serious complications like ketones, which can lead to ketoacidosis.  I remember sitting out soccer matches and basketball games but it was for the best.  I remember lying to my parents about my blood sugars and playing in some of those games and feeling really acidic and weak and like I was going to die for a week afterwards.  It really wasn’t worth it.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Stay safe!

2 thoughts on “Exercise with Blood Sugar Over 250?

  1. Ellen Sherman

    Thanks for sharing… I never exercise with high glucose, especially young children… Hydration is an issue as well.

  2. Barry

    Thanks you for sharing your experience.

    It would be safe if we consult and ask expert on how to deal this symptom. ^_^

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