Pre and Post Activity Glucose Levels

Checking Glucose Levels Before Activity

It is important to check your blood glucose levels before beginning moderate-to-intense strenuous activity.

If your blood glucose is below 100 mg/dL, you cannot start activity safely. You should eat a small snack with 15-30 grams of carbohydrates to avoid your glucose levels falling too low.

If your blood glucose is above 240 mg/dL, you cannot start activity safely. You should follow hyperglycemia treatment plans.

Checking Glucose Levels After Activity

You should check your glucose levels again after moderate to strenuous physical activity or exercise. 

It is possible that your exercise continues to affect your levels for up to 24 hours after exercise. 

Remember to also check your feet for sores, blisters, irritation, cuts, or other injuries. 

Contact your Care Team if an injury does not begin to heal after 2 days.

Important Reminder:

If you notice unusual symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty in breathing, or severe nausea during or after activity, you should call 998 and request assistance.

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