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What Causes Blood Glucose to Go Down or Up During Exercise

For all the time that I spend praising the “miracle” of being physically active to help better manage diabetes and health, there are times when exercising does lead to better manage blood glucose and times when it does not. It is not always possible to predict the glycemic outcomes in all cases either, although individual patterns and responses can be determined over time. It is helpful to know the main factors that are predictive of outcomes, however, as detailed below: Exercise Generally Lowers Blood Glucose When: Circulating levels of insulin are higher (such as after eating in those who make their own insulin and within 2-3 hours of the last bolus of mealtime or correction insulin in tho

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