If you have diabetes, it doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy physical activity and exercise.
Physical activity is recommended for all people with diabetes because it brings a range of health benefits such as improved sensitivity to insulin and metabolic improvements like better blood lipids control.
Whether you take part in sport for competitive reasons, or purely for fun, it is a great way to stay healthy. Different physical activities can affect the body in different ways. For example, brisk walking and continuous jogging will usually lead to a reliable lowering in blood glucose levels.

If you use insulin, it’s important to test your blood sugar before exercising. If the level before exercise is below 100 mg/dL, eating a piece of fruit or having a small snack will boost it and help you avoid hypoglycemia. Testing again 30 minutes later will show whether your blood sugar level is stable. It’s also a good idea to check your blood sugar after any particularly grueling workout or activity. Experts also caution against exercising if your blood sugar is too high (over 250), because exercise can sometimes raise blood sugar even higher.

Type II diabetes and diet
Regarding type 2 diabetes newly diagnosed patients should be advised to follow an intensive whole food predominantly plant-based dietary intervention as a potential strategy to achieve remission without medication.

Because of the dangers associated with diabetes, always wear a medical alert bracelet indicating that you have diabetes and whether you take insulin. Also keep hard candy or glucose tablets with you while exercising in case your blood sugar drops precipitously.

Doctor Weber is a Diabetes Specialist in Florence. If you need a diabetes medical advice, make an appointment for a medical visit.

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Some contents of this article comes from: www.health.harvard.edu