Exercise precautions

  1. Discuss health risks with your doctor first before starting your exercise plan step by step.
  2. Measure your blood glucose before exercising. If your blood glucose level is lower than 100 mg/dL(5.6 mmol/L), you should take some snacks before starting.
  3. Bring something sugary to eat some in case your blood sugar level drops too low.
  4. Wear proper shoes and avoid exercising with bare feet to prevent yourself from injury.
  5. Do some gentle aerobic exercise for 5 to 10 minute as a warm-up before your workout. Warming up helps to improve and sustain the intensity of the exercise for longer.
  6. Include a cool-down after exercising to relax your body.
  7. If you exercise for longer than 1 hour, you should test your blood glucose level again.
  8. Monitor your blood glucose level after exercise to make sure you avoid hypoglycemia.
Source | American Diabetes Association

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