The Interaction Of Glucose And Exercise. The Objective

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The Interaction of Glucose and Exercise The objective of this study was to see whether or not exercise has an influence on glucose levels; If it does, then how much does it affect the levels? What is the reason that outcome came about? These are just some of the questions that this study hoped to provoke and shed some light on. Before beginning the experiment, a literature review was conducted in order to gain familiarity with the topic and to build an expectation for the outcome. Several studies were research, and it was cited how exercise can be used to help regulate glucose in people with diabetes. The first study found that 2-3 minutes of maximum exertion over 20 minutes of interval training can keep blood glucose levels lower…show more content…
All glucose levels in this experiment were obtained using a ReliOn Prime glucose meter and the corresponding strips. The initial baselines were taken before eating breakfast and before drinking any juice, coffee, milk, or water. Time of measurement ranged from 8:00AM - 8:20 AM. After obtaining a baseline test, ¾ cup of oatmeal with 2T brown sugar and 1T of butter was eaten for breakfast. Coffee with approximately 2t of half-and-half was drank at the same time. Breakfast was done being consumed between 8:40AM-8:50AM. Blood glucose levels were then tested two hours after breakfast, which fell between 10:40-10:50AM. Again, this exact schedule was followed for each day a baseline was formed. The graph above illustrates the daily baselines and changes. The preprandial average blood glucose level was 95 mg/dL . Postprandial, the average blood glucose level was 109 mg/dL. On an average, the rate of change between the preprandial levels and the postprandial levels was 14 mg/dL. This is a normal baseline for someone who doesn’t have diabetes or any other impairment of the pancreas (Joslin, 2007). For the second step of the experiment, the same procedure as above was repeated. Except, before eating, twenty minutes of light exercise (“LE”) was performed. Glucose levels were taken before, ten minutes through, and after the twenty minutes was reached. Light exercise can vary from arm curls, brisk walking, jogging, or walking stairs. For this particular study,
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