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Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Eve | 2020/09/11

Q.

Sugar levels after exercise

What to do if sugar reading is 23. exercise  Insulin 26 and taken medication metformin 1 850 mg

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2020/09/11

Hi

If glucose level is high, it will depend on why, i.e whether it is a once off high reading or is whether it is generally high. If it is generally high, then you will need you medication adjusted. If it is once off, then you can increase water intake and reduce carbiohydates. Depending on the type of insulin, you may be able to give a correction dose if it is a short acting insulin(Humulog, Novorapid, Apidra), but if it is a long acting insulin, then you can't

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