what I need to know about eating and diabetes *
Your Exercise Plan
What you eat and when also depends on how much you exercise. Exercise
is an important part of staying healthy and controlling your blood
Physical activity should be safe and enjoyable, so talk with your
doctor about what types of exercise are right for you.
Whatever kind of exercise you do, here are some special things
that people with diabetes need to remember:
- Take care of your feet. Make sure your shoes fit properly and
your socks stay clean and dry. Check your feet for redness or
sores after exercising.
Call your doctor if you have sores that do not heal.
- Drink about 2 cups of water before you exercise, about every
20 minutes during exercise, and after you finish, even if you
don't feel thirsty.
- Warm up and cool down for 5 to 10 minutes before and after exercising.
For example, walk slowly at first, then walk faster. Finish up
by walking slowly again.
- Test your blood glucose before and after exercising.
Do not exercise if your fasting blood glucose level is above 16mmol/l
conversion instructions Eat a small snack if your blood glucose
is below 5.5mmol/l (100mg/dl).
- Know the signs of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia)
and how to treat it.