I have been doing Intermittent Fasting, and testing my glucose levels with a blood monitor throughout the day. I noticed today, my fasting level in the morning (9am) was 85. I did a high intensity 30 minute exercise, and halfway through tested by glucose level, still 85 (at 10:45am). Then, 45 minutes after my exercise (but still without eating anything, just coffee), I tested my glucose level again---99.
Why would my glucose level go UP post exercise, but pre eating?
asked byManeesh_Sethi (5)
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on August 27, 2012
at 03:57 PM
Your liver released glycogen as glucose into your blood to help fuel your exercise. This is a common reaction to intense work.