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20 Exercise Safety Tips for Diabetics


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Drink Plenty of Fluids
When you exercise heavily, you lose electrolytes in your sweat, particularly sodium and potassium.
When you exercise heavily, you lose electrolytes in your sweat, particularly sodium and potassium.
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Sweating means you're losing fluid. It's important to drink to replace fluids lost in sweat. Water is usually the best choice. If you are exercising for a long time, you may want the extra fuel from a drink that contains carbohydrate.


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