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20 Exercise Safety Tips for Diabetics


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Update Your Exercise Plan Regularly
Break up your boring workout with different types of exercises, such as running on the treadmill, then lifting weights.
Break up your boring workout with different types of exercises, such as running on the treadmill, then lifting weights.
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If you take insulin or diabetes pills, talk to your health care team about exercise and your blood glucose levels. Ask your team to tailor exercise guidelines to meet your individual needs. Once you get going in a regular exercise program, you may find that you need less insulin or lower doses of diabetes pills. Your team may also be able to teach you how to change your own insulin dose on days when you plan a different exercise routine.

Exercise with diabetes does demand a few extra safety steps. You'll find that, once you're into regular exercise, these will become a part of your routine. And the rewards of exercise are well worth a little extra effort.

Source: American Diabetes Association


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