Risk Associated with Insulin Dose Before Exercising
Mar 30, 2021
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Aleksandra Kusic, PharmD Candidate, Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
A small pilot study investigates how modest hyperglycemia, not hyperinsulinemia, is better for people with type 1 diabetes during exercise.
Physical activity is vital for people with diabetes to help maintain better control of their blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity. Patients with diabetes should implement 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise. Physical activity can contribute to variations in blood sugar levels depending on the exercise, duration, and many other factors. A small pilot study was conducted which showed that low insulin coupled with euglycemia or modest hyperglycemia is more favorable for people with type 1 diabetes during exercise....
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