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A huge life change

From: ivyelliot - 5 years 42 weeks ago

I became a type 1 diabetes back in 1998. My mother was a type one diabetic and died from diabetes related issues. How her first three children all have type one diabetes. I am a twin as well and yes my twin is also a type One diabetic. I had to change my life due to this disease. My doctor stated it was a bit strange that three out of 12 children by one women can have diabetes. I exercise and the glucose readings go sky high when the doctor states it should go down. Yes, I have this fear. I no longer exercise as strongly running four miles a day and sit ups times 100 per day. Have had a heart attack and health care is affraid of paying for pump so a shot 4 to five times per day. No sex life and depression meds are not my way to go. eat only 1200 calories per day. Medical payments are a bit high, so I only get what is really needed i.e. insulin instead of blood pressure meds. Thanking about transplants.

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The explanation I have found for blood sugar sky rocketing from extreme exercise is that when the body gets stressed it secrets some type of hormone that blocks insulin. It is the same concept of how your blood sugar goes up when you get bery upset or when you are sick. Moderate exercise will increase your cells' receptivity to insulin, but too much exercise will stress the body out to a point that causes a high.

I just read a book called Diabetes Rising by Dan Hurley that has a lot of very inciteful information. I think that every diabetic should read it!

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The explanation I have found for blood sugar sky rocketing from extreme exercise is that when the body gets stressed it secrets some type of hormone that blocks insulin. It is the same concept of how your blood sugar goes up when you get bery upset or when you are sick. Moderate exercise will increase your cells' receptivity to insulin, but too much exercise will stress the body out to a point that causes a high.

I just read a book called Diabetes Rising by Dan Hurley that has a lot of very inciteful information. I think that every diabetic should read it!

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