Exercise Effects On Blood Glucose Verified With CGM

As a Type 2 Diabetic who has controlled my blood glucose levels by adopting the Paleo lifestyle, I’ve written before on the benefits of exercise on my blood glucose levels and it should be common practice for docs to lead with this sort of ‘therapy’ for Type 2 Diabetics but unfortunately many medical professionals lead with medicine that have horrific side effects.

Over the past month I’ve increased my exercise activity and held to a strict Paleo diet and the results from my Continuous Glucose Meter (CGM) will provide further proof to this theory that exercise and Paleo alone (without meds) will control blood glucose levels in a Type 2 Diabetic.

Here are the data to support my claim.

pre exercise cgm

post exercise cgm

As you can see, my blood glucose levels are very stable in the later graph vs the earlier graph and the nighttime levels were around 100 consistently.  The estimated A1c for the last 2 weeks is also in the normal range (And not just normal for a Type 2 Diabetic, normal for someone who DOESN’T have Type 2 Diabetes).

For those interested in specifics of my exercise routine over the past month, I’ve stepped up my running frequency (moderately, only 3 times per week) and distance (long runs of only 3-4 miles) as I prepare for a 10k race on Thanksgiving and eliminated the ‘cheat’ days where I eat high carb vegetables and questionable menu items from restaurants. This is not ‘crazy’ type, high intensity workouts, just moderate jogging and cutting back on high carb foods.

It continues to baffle me why the medical community continues to ignore this ‘cure’ for Type 2 Diabetes.



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8 Responses to Exercise Effects On Blood Glucose Verified With CGM

  1. Reblogged this on libslayer2013 and commented:
    You’re doing great work documenting your journey brother. Thank you so much.

  2. tannngl says:

    Awesome graphs as usual. You should send these to your old endocrinologist!
    Have you ever done intermittent fasting? A fast daily from after dinner til 12 noon the next day or any period you like would do it. It narrows your feeding time each day which also narrows the time in which your insulin is secreted thus causing less shuffling blood sugar into fat cells and it keeps your blood sugar at a lower level, lowering insulin resistance. Some people eat all day and that causes constant insulin secretion.
    I usually fast each week for 36 hours but will try intermittent fasting this week. We’ll see!

  3. tannngl says:

    Quick question: Do you need a prescription for a CGM device? I’d like to try it.

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