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After-Meal Walks Stop Glucose Spikes


Taking a long walk after a meal can help keep blood glucose levels from spiking, a study found. People with type 1 diabetes wore continuous glucose monitors for three days, during which they took walks after two meals per day and were inactive after the third meal. In the 4 1/2 hours following a meal, blood glucose levels in people who didn't take a walk were 145 percent higher than in those who walked. The results may also help the researchers better understand how the body responds to exercise and then incorporate that information into programming an artificial pancreas.
Source: Diabetes Care, published online Aug. 8, 2012