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Can a blood glucose level steadily rise despite efforts to exercise and eat right?

Can a blood glucose level steadily rise despite efforts to exercise and eat right?

Possible diabetes: Blood sugars can rise for lots of reasons and not all of them are related to diet and exercise. It is possible that your pancreas is no longer producing enough insulin or that your body is producing too much of another substance that counteracts insulin. You should probably see your doctor ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Does eating any foods heavily and doing cardio exercises heavily keep cholestrol lvl and BP in control or we should maintain a diet also ?

Does eating any foods heavily  and doing cardio exercises  heavily  keep cholestrol lvl and BP in control or we should maintain a diet also ?

Diet AND exercise: There are many factors which go into overall cardiovascular health: how much exercise? How healthy is the diet? Are you a healthy weight? Any other health problems? Any concerning family history. The balance of all these factors and more will determine one's health. In general, though, increasing exercise should help as should eating healthy foods. ...Read more

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How does exercise play a key in controlling blood sugar highs?

How does exercise play a key in controlling blood sugar highs?

Gets sugar in cells.: This causes the body to work and draw upon its reserves. Reserves are in the form of carbohydrates, fat and glucose. Fat gets broken down, as do carbohydrates, and ultimately ends up in the blood as glucose, which supplys the cells. Exercise draws on this supply because the cells do more work, and so glucose is removed from the blood. It is replaced by glcose from your reserves, that go down. ...Read more

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Overtrained myself to exhaustion over the yrs.Pls suggest recovery program, diet, exercise(no weights).Also suggest vitamins/supplements if needed.

Overtrained myself to exhaustion over the yrs.Pls suggest recovery program, diet, exercise(no weights).Also suggest vitamins/supplements if needed.

Check out these: Links. God bless you! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/coping-with-anxiety http://healthyliving.Msn.Com/diseases/depression/depressed-12-mental-tips-to-turn-it-around http://www.Health.Com/health/m/gallery/0, 20669377, 00.Html. ...Read more

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Male 22. Is cardio exercise at 130bpm for 40mins a day enough to build stamina and heart benefits?

Male 22. Is cardio exercise at 130bpm for 40mins a day enough to build stamina and heart benefits?

Yes but..: Yes, that's good but, unless u r just starting, your best training zone may be a little higher. Look up aerobic training zones online + you'll see how to calculate target heart rate. To build speed + endurance, interval training (with short sprints added to an aerobic workout) is popular again. And don't forget to cross train a bit (mix up run, bike, swim, elliptical) to avoid overuse injury. ...Read more

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Is compensating hunger with mere water healthy? Especially when one is overweighted with fat and under fitness training. Thanks in anticipation.

Is compensating hunger with mere water healthy? Especially when one is overweighted with fat and under fitness training. Thanks in anticipation.

Drink more water: For the most part, drinking more water is fine, especially when exercising. To deal w/hunger pangs from dieting, try to eat healthy even as you try to consume less. So eat more fruits & vegetables, especially those high in fiber. Lean protein at every meal will make it less likely for you to get hungry. Same for healthy fats such as olive oil & avocados (although i don't know equivalent in india). ...Read more

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Is 18 minutes of fast jogging 5 days a week enough to maintain cardiovascular wellness, weight and fitness?

Jogging: Depending on your goals this can be sufficient for maintenance of cv wellness, weight and fitness. I am assuming that you are running a 6-8 mile an hour pace as you describe a fast jog. If you are limited to 18 minutes you may want to vary intensity at time and "run" followed by fast jog. Interval training has been found to increase cv fitness, lower body fat, and improve fitness above "jogging. ...Read more

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Is 40mins cardio exercise at 130-150bpm a day enough to get all benefots of exercise for the whole body and heart?

Is 40mins cardio exercise at 130-150bpm a day enough to get all benefots of exercise for the whole body and heart?

Exercise: 30 minutes 5 days a week is adequate. May want to add interval training to elevate heart rate and for variety. For whole body exercise you should add resistance training as runners tend to loss upper body mass and tend to have weak cores if all they do is run. ...Read more

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Can regular weight training/excercise deplete the body storage of B12 (If not compensated adequately through diet afterwards) ?

Can regular weight training/excercise deplete the body storage of B12 (If not compensated adequately through diet afterwards) ?

No.: Exercise has zero impact on the body's absorption, distribution, need, or elimination of B12. They are completely unrelated. ...Read more

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Is A1c of 5.8 a good blood sugar reading or should I continue to exercise more and eat healthier?

Is A1c of 5.8 a good blood sugar reading or should I continue to exercise more and eat healthier?

5.8 is not bad,: however OPTIMAL a1c is about 5.0 or better. So, you should definitely keep exercising and try to eat even healthier if possible. Avoid or strictly limit sugars, starches and grains. Focus on vegetables, meats and healthy fats. Work with a wellness-focused doc for best results! ...Read more

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With readings of over 94 in diastolic blood pressure, i've started exercising, ketogenic diet, less sodium, coq10 etc. Enough or do I need BP meds?

With readings of over 94 in diastolic blood pressure, i've started exercising, ketogenic diet, less sodium, coq10 etc. Enough or do I need BP meds?

Probably enough : For now, that should likely be enough. Get it checked a few more times over the next few months especially if you start losing weight.. It will probably normalize.... Go blue devils!?!? Okay, i know that is a potentially very "politically" charged statement, but i grew up there and am a die hard fan :). ...Read more

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Can anyone exercise enough to overcome high blood sugar and pressure?

Can anyone exercise enough to overcome high blood sugar and pressure?

Maybe: But the exercise needs to be part of an overall improvement in healthy living. This would include eating nutrient-rich foods in modest amounts, so that you lose weight in the process, as naturally as possible. Talk with your doctor to see what exercise makes sense for you. You should also consider some type of psychological or group support. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

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Can you tell me a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

Many options . . .: There are many approaches to eating healthy. Mediterranean diet appears to have most evidence behind it plus it's free but it might not be for everyone. Check out http://health.usnews.com/best-diet as a start. When it comes to exercise, try walking. Add time, then speed. For strengthening, use body weight exercises. Check out my HealthTap answer http://goo.gl/5Tn53y. ...Read more

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I've read exercise helps anxiety & burns up excess stress chemicals. At what duration/intensity do you need to exercise to get the feel-good effects?

I've read exercise helps anxiety & burns up excess stress chemicals. At what duration/intensity do you need to exercise to get the feel-good effects?

Depends: exercise is a great to feed your body and mind with happy thoughts (more like no thought cuz you are focused on the exercise at hand) and will definitely help with anxiety and stress. Now the duration/intensity will vary from person to person and please seek advise with your local MD before starting any exercise schedule. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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What seems to influence high blood pressure most? 30 lbs over weight, eating bad, lack of exercise, or stress. Looking for which one to tackle first.

What seems to influence high blood pressure most? 30 lbs over weight, eating bad, lack of exercise, or stress. Looking for which one to tackle first.

Exercise to lower bp: Exercise and diet would be my first choice. It's up to you which one you believe you can achieve first. No time in your busy day then choose diet. Time for exercise, then i would choose that. Exercise is far more likely to improve your stress level than any change in diet. ...Read more

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64 with fasting blood sugars of 90-100 despite diet and exercise. How much additional risk of small vessel changes compared to BS of 70-80? Thanks.

64 with fasting blood sugars of 90-100 despite diet and exercise. How much additional risk of small vessel changes compared to BS of 70-80? Thanks.

Aim for HgbA1C : 64 year old male has fasting blood sugar 90-100 (which is normal) asks how much risk of small vessel changes compared to BS 70-80. High BS affects both large & small blood vessels; Large BV with Hardening leading to Heart disease and Stroke; and Small BV with Thickening/narrowing & clogging; decreasing blood flow to arteries in eyes/ kidneys/ Legs& more. Keeping HgbA1c ...Read more

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Exercise and diabetes when can I exercise when my bs is high or low?

Exercise and diabetes when can I exercise when my bs is high or low?

B4, during and after: Exercise is important managing your diabetes. Exercise can help you to improve your blood sugar level. Check your blood sugar before, during and after the exercise. Monitor for a while and keep the records. Present the findings to your treating physician for proper regiment. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise if I was just diagnosed with diabetes?

Is it safe to exercise if I was just diagnosed with diabetes?

Recommended: Exercise is a part of glucose control, and is recommended. However, if just diagnosed, talk to your doctor, or a diabetic educator, first. You can become hypoglycemic, so it's important to understand how exercise affects glucose levels. Professional athletes who are diabetic may check their sugar several times during a game or race to avoid glucose spikes, high or low. ...Read more

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What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

Quite a lot: well... not huge amounts in childhood onset type 1. Huge importance in adult onset type II. First, with weight loss a far amount of people can become non-diabetic (bariatric surgery, generally needed). WIth a reasonable amt of either/both diet and /or exercise, the diabetes improves/is easier to control. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

Paradox..: If sugar high, can go higher if sugar low, can go dangerously lower if in normal range, usually goes lower- sometimes too low. ...Read more

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What exercise to gve a young obbesse child who as a family history of diabetes?

What exercise to gve a young obbesse child who as a family history of diabetes?

Anything physical: That he/she will do reliably for about 30-45 minutes (or longer) just about every day. Also depends on age--older kids have better coordination and get less frustrated with more complex activities than younger ones. ...Read more

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Tell me if diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise alone for how many years?

Tell me if diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise alone for how many years?

Diabetes: We hope that pre-diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Mild diabetes can often be controlled for a prolonged time wtih diet and exercise alone. We are seeing more and more early diabetes with drugs like statins and some antihypertensives. ...Read more

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I have type I diabetes and I recently started a exercise programme. How should I adjust my insulin doses before exercise?

I have type I diabetes and I recently started a exercise programme. How should I adjust my insulin doses before exercise?

Check with your doct: That is the type of question you should ask your personal physician. It really depends on the type of exercise along with your previous physical condition. Check with your doctor and he can give you guidelines. No one is going to change Insulin levels online without evaluating the patient. ...Read more

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I think I have diabetes and am away from any medical centre for a week. How to manage meal plan/exercise till I have it checked?

I think I have diabetes and am away from any medical centre for a week. How to manage meal plan/exercise till I have it checked?

See below: Easiest way is to do the plate method. 9 inch plate, 1/2 of which will be vegetables, 1/4 carbs ( small scoop of potatoes/ rice/ pasta, or small piece of bread) , 1/4 protein ( size of a dec of cards for lean meat), fruits over pastries if possible, snacks in between should include small carb and protein, exercise 30-60 min a day, start slow if you have not exercised for a while. See a dr soon. ...Read more

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Diabetes diagnosed new 2 months before with 331 fasting now about 105 115 120 110 fasting is it ok I am on diet and exercise is it ok?

Diabetes: You are doing pretty well with respect to blood sugars. Need an a1c to evaluated control however. Should be seeing your doc for follow up. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to stay off diabetes drugs permanently? I've made serious changes to diet and exercise. What tests do I need now and ongoing?

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Is there anyway to stay off diabetes drugs permanently? I've made serious changes to diet and exercise. What tests do I need now and ongoing?

Blood sugars: Commendable that u r actively working to improve your health. Losing 7-10% of your weight can reduce your risk. However, some people r genetically predisposed, and in general pancreas may weaken with age so u may need a me down the road if u have predm or dm now. Check fasting blood sugar once in a while to keep an eye on how u r doing. Best is fasting sugar <100. ...Read more

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I'm healthy but don't exercise much, i'm 21. I don't have diabetes/major problems. Could you need an amputation for not exercising? I exercise now.

I'm healthy but don't exercise much, i'm 21. I don't have diabetes/major problems. Could you need an amputation for not exercising? I exercise now.

Don't smoke: Pvd risks including diabetes (due most commonly from obesity), hypertension, hyperlipidemia ( high serum cholesterol), and tobacco. The worst offender/promoter of vascular disease in general is tobacco. Eat a mediterranean diet, avoid tobacco, & remain lean & you'll avoid complications of vascular disease. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general i'm pretty healthy, but i love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general i'm pretty healthy, but i love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

It is ...: There are many factors which contribute to someone developing diabetes. Much is genetic as in inherited from your mother and father. Some is weight related. Your diet can contribute too. Though eating candy alone is unlikely to cause you to become a diabetic, if it causes you to gain a lot of weight it's possible that it might lead to diabetes. ...Read more

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Male, 28. No diabetes. If I exercise I loose weight very quickly. However, if I stop all exercise (injuries etc) I put it on very quickly. Explnation?

Male, 28. No diabetes. If I exercise I loose weight very quickly. However, if I stop all exercise (injuries etc) I put it on very quickly. Explnation?

Genetics! : U have 2 find a happy medium between exercise & caloric intake. Obviously U need more when U exercise & fewer when U don't. Maybe a dietician can help U get there. ...Read more

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How does exercise affect type 1 diabetes?

How does exercise affect type 1 diabetes?

Exercise: is healthy and should be/can be part of everyone's life, even someone with a chronic disease, such as diabetes. Anyone with diabetes should speak to their doctor about how to regulate/balance food intake and energy expenditure (exercise) and their insulin requirements, which may go down with increased exercise. ...Read more

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Will exercise affect insulin sensitivity in diabetes?

Will exercise affect insulin sensitivity in diabetes?

Yes: Exercise will help your body to process energy and increase your cell's sensitivity to insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more