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Healthy Blood Pressure Protocol Review

by Emily Jacob (2019-05-04)

Carbohydrate intake is important Healthy Blood Pressure Protocol for everyone, not just those with Diabetes. Glucose is responsible for maintaining glycogen stores for energy during exercise. It is important for Diabetics to focus even more on their glucose levels due to the fact that they may become hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) during exercise. For those who are active diabetics, their consumption should be about 3.5 to 4.5 g of carbohydrate per lb of body weight per day. This is the same amount recommended to athletes who do not have diabetes. This is a guideline recommended to those who exercise at a minimum of 45 minutes per day. For those who exercise less than that may want to decrease their intake to about 3 - 4 g of carbohydrate per lb. of body weight. Just as everyone is unique, so should there be an adjustment to tailor to the needs of the diabetic and their energy levels. Carbohydrate intake should be spread evenly throughout the day to ensure that there is a consistent level of blood glucose. Too much of a carbohydrate can cause a rise in blood glucose (hyperglycemic), and too little carbohydrate can cause blood glucose that is too low (hypoglycemic). Carbohydrates can and should be consumed before, during and after exercise, and blood glucose levels must be assessed daily in order to see what happens to the glucose levels during exercise. If exercising more than 45 minutes, consumption of carbohydrate during exercise may be appropriate to maintain blood glucose levels.