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Diabetes and Jogging


I am 50 yrs old male, diabetes for 12 years and under medeication (1 each Glycomet gp 2 2 mg at am. glycomet gp2 1mg at pm), and my hb1c stands at 7.4 and time my go bit higher upto 8, ( FBS around 115 and PBS around 170 ) but well within control. My health is in good condition and have no worries at all, no other complications. My only concern is my exercise related, as used to jog nearly for 1 hour at a speed of around 9 kmph and moderate walk along with meditation for another half an hour in the morning, I have no visibile symptoms of low sugar when I do exercise, and never exhausted, presumably make me bit anxious of hypoglycemia conditions. Please help me to sort this out.

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Hi anumanda09 , I think your hba1c is well maintained. Do not think too much about health conditions and running. Running/Walking and meditation will help you in keeping your BS levels in healthy condition. Unless you have very low BS like 75 mg/dL or less while running, you have nothing to worry about. As far as running for diabetics is concerned i have few friends all in early to late 30s and doing ultra-marathons and what not despite being diabetic. They never have hypo even in marathons. Although it might happen if you take medication before running. I would suggest to keep small pear/orange/walnuts/dark chocolate with you while going for run. Also keep yourself hydrated fully and enjoy running. Hope it helps. :)

Thank You Prashanth for your advice and suggestions.

Glycomet GP 2 contains glimepiride (2mg) and metformin (500 mg).

Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Taking medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes.




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