Exercising With Diabetes

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Exercising With Diabetes

Exercising With Diabetes

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Exercising With Diabetes

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Diabetes

Exercising With Diabetes

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Regular exercise plays an important role in the management of Diabetes.Here are some of the tips to be remembered while exercising for a diabetic patient.

 

Do's

  • Drink more water before, during and after exercise to avoid dehydration1
  • Have extra carbohydrate before and during exercise to prevent hypoglycemia1
  • Always check your feet before and after exercise for any blisters or wounds3
  • Wear shoes which are comfortable and well-fitting1
  • Monitor your blood glucose levels before, during and after exercise1

 

Dont's

  • Avoid hot tubs and steam rooms directly after exercise as it may increase heart rate and lower your blood glucose2
  • Don’t exercise on an empty stomach and avoid having your meals late3
  • Avoid exercise such as running that causes stress to the feet1
  • Avoid shoes with pointed toes, too flat soles or high heels4
  • Avoid exercise when your blood glucose level is high3

 

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*This is for patient education purposes only. Please consult your doctor/healthcare practitioner before starting any diet, medication or exercise.

References

  1. Diabetes Australia. Exercise. Available from https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/exercise. Accessed on 26/04/2018
  2. Joslin Diabetes Center. Available from http://www.joslin.org/info/why_is_my_blood_glucose_sometimes_low_after_physical_activity.html.  Accessed on 26/04/2018
  3. Diabetes Quebec. Physical activity: warnings and safeguards. Available from https://www.diabete.qc.ca/en/living-with-diabetes/physical-activity/advices/physical-activity-warnings-and-safeguards. Accessed on 26/04/2018
  4. Webmd. Many Diabetes Patients Wear the Wrong Shoes. Available from https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20110422/many-diabetes-patients-wear-the-wrong-shoes#1. Accessed on 26/04/2018