First case of Hypoglycemia in Over a Year

P_hypoglycemia1So yesterday was my first day back to lifting heavy things as I mentioned in yesterdays post it really felt good. What I didn’t mention was that later in the day I experienced blood sugar lows and tried to eat anything and everything I could get my hands on. Of course the only food I had on hand was low carb so I ended up eating a poppy seed muffin that someone had brought into work. It did the trick, but an hour later I was getting that “I want to nap” moment which lasted about an hour. I certainly do not want to give up lifting as part of my workout plan, so I have decided that on days where I am lifting in the morning I will immediately eat carbs along with protein. So maybe a protein shake and a bowl of oatmeal with do the trick.

Even with all of the eating I did do yesterday my glucose numbers this morning had come down. Another option is to limit my lifting to just a few exercises rather than a full spectrum, but I will play with that also. This may not even be a problem at all and what could explain my blood sugar going too low is just the initial shock of working hard after such a long hiatus and I may not see these effects again. We shall see.

Blood Sugar- 101, Weight- 181.8

Distance- 2.03
Time- 30:02
Calories- 239.9

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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18 Responses to First case of Hypoglycemia in Over a Year

  1. educater21 says:

    Great analysis of your situation.

  2. I hate those sugar lows!

  3. spykeyone says:

    Interesting. I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for 27 years so well familiar with hypo’s and their effects. Thought that you might be interested to know that ironically exercise can sometimes cause high blood sugar! The reason for this is that your body will sometimes cause your pancreas to release glucagon (hormone directly opposite in effect to insulin) which causes your liver to convert stored glucogen into glucose (to cope with the increased need for fuel). If this effect is too great then you’ll have to take insulin to reduce it!
    Bugger eh?

    • Yes, I am trying to balance my exercise with my food intake and so far I have been doing pretty good. But I do get those occasions where I am either too high or too low. Thanks for the information. 🙂

  4. New Journey says:

    See the beast did come out and play…..I think its a great idea to eat carbs and protein after ever work out,,,,not a heavy work out, half the amount….you were doing it before an it was all working for you…as much as you love to work out, and you have trouble regining it in…so why not just get back on the wagon and eat you carbs and protein after each time…good numbers today….hope your feeling okay….it used to leave my friend wiped out for a couple day after an episode…kathy

  5. hsampson says:

    It is a part of the journey to know yourself, we should every day observe ourselves to discover more details about your body. Step by step its the way to go!

    Billy can I ask you a favour? Due to your experience in the security field, I would like to know your opinion on the first of a series of articles I wrote about “Pressure Points”, as a Correctional Officer I know you have lots of experiences and insights on that subject.

    Thank you very much in Advance,

    The link to the articles is this:


  6. James says:

    Your body seems to run on the adage, “Moderation is the key”.

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