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Although you do not have Type 2 diabetes, some of the tips in this article might be helpful as you plan and find what works best for you.

Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes
Manage Glucose, Lose Weight, and Reduce Complications

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I too need to eat something light before exercising or my blood sugar drops too low too fast. Banana or raisins help me.
Hope you find the right combination for you.

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5/14/12 6:06 P

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You should always eat something before you exercise, so you have enough energy to work out. Nothing big...I have started to exercise in the morning, and while I can't have breakfast before I start (I eat breakfast every day, but not immediately on rising, I need to wait a while), I do have a banana or an apple or something before I do. Then I exercise, and wait a bit, and have the rest of my breakfast. It seems to work for me.

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I am pre- diabetic and my blood sugar rises after I exercise. I usually have better blood sugars two hours after exercise around 80. Since joining sparks my routines have become more varied. I would like to include more variation. I also have began strength training. Due to time constraints and just plain being out of shape, I often do exercise in 10 minute increments. This is changing as I have slowly been getting in better shape. I find that if I just do ten minutes, I can't make any excuses. Also with spring on the way I have been getting allot of my exercise gardening and pushing mowing my lawn with a non - power mower. This takes up allot of time but, it is activity I enjoy. Also last week I used some of the chair activities and strength training when I was experiencing bad cold symptoms. I did not let myself have a excuse not to get some activity. I have started to include snacks in my diet. I have found eating a snack ( small) and drinking more water It is easier for me to stick to my diet. I guess I need to find out if it is important for me to have a snack prior to exercise.

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