- You should discuss health risks with your doctor first before starting your exercise plan step by step.
- You should measure your blood glucose before exercising. When the blood glucose level is higher than 250 mg/dL(13.9 mmol/L), it is recommended to suspend your exercise plan because it means you have insulin deficiency. Type 1 diabetes easily triggers Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). If your blood glucose level is lower than 100 mg/dL(5.6 mmol/L), you should take some snacks before starting your exercise plan.
- You should exercise with your friends in case of an emergency.
- Remember to bring candy so you can eat some when your blood sugar level drops too low.
- You should wear proper shoes and avoid exercising with bare feet to prevent yourself from getting hurt.
- You should do aerobic exercise for 5 to 10 minute as a warm-up before your workout. You can improve and sustain the intensity of the exercise for longer. Finally, you can a cool-down after exercising to relax your body.
- If you exercise for more than 1 hour, you should test your blood glucose level.
- You should monitor your blood glucose level after exercise to prevent hypoglycemia after exercise.
Source: American Diabetes Association
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