Consider Reducing Insulin Before AND After Exercise If You Have Type 1 Diabetes

Steve Parker, M.D., Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes

She most likely has type 1 rather than type 2 diabetes

…to avoid hypoglycemia, according to an article at DiabetesHealth. A snippet:

Previous research had suggested that reducing insulin intake before exercise was enough to prevent hypoglycemia.

“It’s been well known that people with type 1 diabetes need to heavily reduce their insulin before exercise, but now we’ve showed that it’s important to reduce it after exercise,” says lead author Daniel J. West, PhD, from North Umbria University in the United Kingdom, in an article that appeared on the Medscape Medical News website.

The article looks at the experience of only 11 exerciser, all men, so it may not be widely applicable.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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