Diabetes Regular Exercise
By staying active with regular exercise is the best way to stay healthy. Medical studies have found that regular exercise can help to diabetics to keep the weight to an acceptable level and control blood sugar level. It also found that by exercising as little as 3 times a week for 30 minutes can help to lower cholesterol and to prevent heart disease.
If you suffer from diabetes you should be aware that physical activity can lead to a quick drop in your blood sugar levels. This condition is known as hypoglycemia. Therefore, it is important for you to balance your insulin and food intake with the amount of exercise you plan to do. Remember the timing and the dose of insulin injection is very important in avoiding hypoglycemia.
Here are some tips for diabetics to ensure that you are able to keep fit safety:
- You should work closely with you healthcare provider or trainer to determine what kind of exercises suit you the best.
- Do up a schedule with the time each day you should do your exercise.
- The best time to schedule you exercise is an hour or two after eating when your blood sugar level is at their highest.
- You should check you blood sugar level before and after exercise. If your blood sugar level is extremely high, do not exercise until you check urine for ketones. Ketones are substances produced when the body burns fat for energy.
- If your blood sugar level is low, eat appropriate snack before or after you exercise.
- If you are planning to exercise away from home, carry glucose tables or a high-carbohydrate snack.
- Always carry and drink plenty of fluids.
- Wear the appropriate comfortable footwear and clothing to suit the activity you are doing.
Here are other diabetes treatments:
Diabetes Insulin Injection
Diabetes Diet Plan
A Guide To Healthy Eating
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