Exercise for Diabetic patients

How Does Exercise Help My Diabetes ?

Whenever you move, your muscles burn blood glucose for fuel. The more you move the more glucose you burn! That means better blood glucose control for most people and better health for everyone.


Are you "sensitive to exercise?"

  • If you feel that you are sensitive to exercise, your doctor or diabetes educator may suggest that you lower your pre-exercise insulin dose.
  •  If you do not adjust your insulin before you exercise, eat or drink 15 grams of carbohydrate for every 20 minutes of physical activity

Be Prepared!

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  • Carry money  or a cell phone In case you need to call for help if possible accompany with known.
  • Carry identification with your medical information and Home/doctor's phone number.

If you think you have low blood glucose or feel sick, check your blood glucose right away

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If your blood glucose is below 70

  • Take 15 grams of carbohydrate right away
  • Wait 15 minutes
  • Check again — if still below 70, have another 15 grams. (Fifteen grams of carbohydrate should raise your blood glucose about 30 mg/dl to 40mg/dl in 10 to 15 minutes).
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