Carry Fast-Acting Carb Snacks
If you take diabetes medication, always bring some snacks that can quickly raise your blood sugar level in case it gets too low. Any of the following will work well:
- Three to five glucose tablets
- A small (1/2 cup) carton of fruit juice
- A half-cup of a soft drink with sugar (not artificial sweetener)
- Five or six pieces of hard candy, such as lifesavers
- 2 tablespoons of raisins
With Diabetes, Drink Plenty of Fluids
Dehydration can start affecting with your blood sugar levels even before you feel thirsty. So don’t wait -- drink fluids before, during, and after exercise.
Set some goals for your exercise program over time. Keep a record of your blood sugar levels and how long you exercise each day. This will help you see your progress and get to know how physical activity affects your diabetes. Reward yourself when you reach each of your goals.