Diabetic patients should keep these things in mind while exercising, otherwise there may be risk.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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Even though diabetes is a disease, it cannot be taken lightly. If sugar is not controlled in time, the risk of many other diseases also increases. Good diet and exercise are very important to stay healthy. But many diabetic patients have a question whether they can do heavy exercise. According to the National Institutes of Health Yes, diabetic patients can exercise and it also helps them stay fit.

But diabetic patients may face problems during exercise, because due to lack of insulin, food in the body gets absorbed in the blood in the form of glucose instead of converting it into energy. So due to this, diabetic patients are not able to produce enough energy, hence they have to face many problems. Therefore, they should exercise keeping some things in mind.

check sugar level

For the first few days, check your sugar levels before and after exercise. So that you can know how your body is reacting to the sugar level. If your sugar level is too low or too high then avoid exercising.

start slowly

Diabetic patients should especially start any exercise slowly. Do not do high intensity exercise suddenly. If you are exercising for 30 minutes, then next week increase the time by 5 minutes and then increase it to 35 minutes.

Pre-Workout Snacks

Pre-Workout Snacks

To avoid hypoglycemia during exercise, eat a pre-workout snack, such as fruit, nuts, bread or peanut butter, 30 to 60 minutes before exercise to maintain your sugar levels.

consult a doctor

consult a doctor

If you are a patient of heart disease or high blood pressure along with diabetes, then definitely consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program. They will advise you on what exercises to do based on your current condition.

take care of hydration

take care of hydration

Keep drinking water little by little during exercise. It is important to drink adequate amount of water to avoid dehydration.

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always consult your doctor for further details.


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