Diabetic Diet Meets Exercise Routine
Your Diabetic Diet can not stand alone. Neither can an exercise program. You are what you eat. You are what you do or don't do.
You also know by now in the game that there are a number of types of diabetes including:
and other specific conditions including:
Normal conditions and no diabetes causes precise and specific hormonal and metabolic events that maintain glucose balance.
In diabetics, it's a different story. These hormonal and metabolic events do not occur and the balance between available usable glucose and liver glucose production can be disturbed.
Diabetes reacts to a single exercise session based on several factors, including:
A ton of information to keep track of right? It may seem overwhelming but as you can see from the list above, your diabetes diet (when, what and how much) will greatly impact exercise and it's effects on your health and condition.
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Two main medications for diabetes control and management that can affect diet in a direct +/or indirect way are:
Insulin lets glucose to get into the cells of tissues sensitive to insulin.oral agents.
Oral agents allow the pancreas to secret more insulin (in type 2), increase insulin sensitivity, change the rate of carbohydrate absorption, and/or reduce liver glycogenolysis.
So, in the big picture, these two medications can cause hypoglycemia when it comes to exercise testing and training. This is precisely why attention to timing of meds, diet intake, and blood glucose level before and after exercise is critical. Check blood glucose levels if exercise sessions are greater than 60 minutes. diabetes and coronary artery disease.
The sad but interesting fact in managing diabetes is the secondary complication of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). This also helps us understand how we can manage diabetes with diet and also using that same diet, help CAD.
In exercise though, various protocols are used based on risk factors but for those tested with the protocols for generally healthy population, the most important reason for exercise testing is to
The most important note for you to remember is that, in general, 1 hour of exercise requires an additional 15g of carbohydrates as part of your diabetic diet either before or after exercise.
If exercise is longer than that or more vigorous, an additional 15-30 g of carbs must be considered in your diet for each additional hour of exercise. Knowing these little facts are important as you control your diabetic diet and manage your diabetes as a whole. when not to exercise.
Your diabetic diet can take time to manage and control. Your exercise plan will take some effort to manage as well. Expect 4-6 months of training to reach your higher goals.