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>>I wonder if that means that I should take less/no glipizide before supper on nights when I plan yard work?<<


Without trying to be need to 'play' with it (i.e, experiment on yourself WITH INCREASED MONITORING for the 'experiment') and find out how you react in each situation. By that I mean: you not only need to find out if that exact sequence 'works' as you think it might; but also, what happens if you Don't get the 'as planned' yardwork in after you've eaten a 'normal'
supper for you.
That's the one 'good' thing about being diabetic (actually, there can be a
couple of good things, if it's handled right): we don't have to 'guess' at what such-and-such sequence of events might due to us; we can actually try each sequence, and then do a test, and get a real answer that we can then use from then on.

If Glipizide is 'all' you're on, too, (almost) certainly are a candidate who can..if he really wanted to.... get it all done with diet and exercise alone. (Which is healthier, too, by the way; all oral diabetic meds..and injected insulin too, for that matter...have side effects). I didn't think I could...but I've been diet-and-exercise only now for 13 months (after Amaryl/glimepiride pills for 5 years), and my percentages continue to be better than ever were on the pills. (On the pills, I probably averaged 5.7% over five years; off of them, I've been between 4.5% and 5.3%). I've lost 103 pounds (so far), and am healthier than I was six or more years ago, also. (Of course, without the pills, the losing weight and maintaining control go hand in hand! Didn't really have a choice).

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