How long after eating should I wait to do my mile walk?

Published on December 11, 2017

How long after eating should I wait to do my mile walk? Today I waited 30 minutes, did my mile, took my sugar after, and was high at 197.

Q: How long after eating should I wait to do my mile walk? Today I waited 30 minutes, did my mile, took my sugar after, and was high at 197.

Waiting 30-60 minutes after eating before taking a walk works well for most people with diabetes. Although your blood sugar was elevated after your walk today, it may have been even higher before you started walking, depending on how many carbs you ate before exercising.  Your blood sugar may have also just started to go down at the time you tested. Next time, try testing your blood sugar just before your mile walk, immediately after you finish, and again about 15-30 minutes later.

Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.

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