Current advice is that to stay healthy or to improve health, adults should take two different types of exercise every week. We need to take part in some aerobic exercise and we also need to take some exercise that will help keep muscles strong.
The challenge of managing this with Type 1 diabetes is of course that exercise uses glucose very quickly and there have to be adjustments made to insulin or to carbohydrate intake. Exercise without making any adjustments can cause hypo glycaemia so there often needs to be some forward planning to prevent that.
If you don’t take any regular exercise at the moment, have a look at the links provided and see if any of the suggestions would encourage you to increase your level of physical activity. Then we will discuss appropriate diabetes management.
Managing diabetes for sport and exercise can be difficult and you need to find out what works for you.
You also need to ensure you keep well hydrated during exercise. Wear ID and always carry something to treat a hypo.
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