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As a diabetic, what should I wear when exercising?

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Get the right gear.

When you have diabetes, you have to be on the lookout for foot problems. Check your feet before and after you exercise for any blisters or irritation. Moisture-wicking socks and gel insoles can help protect your feet.

It's also a good idea to wear a medical ID tag so that others will know about your condition in the event of an emergency.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Blood Glucose Control and Exercise" and "Injury-Free Exercise -- 11 Quick Safety Tips." 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes."

American Diabetes Association. , January 2014. Diabetes Care

Wayne Westcott, PhD, instructor of exercise science, Quincy College.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Blood Glucose Control and Exercise" and "Injury-Free Exercise -- 11 Quick Safety Tips." 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes."

American Diabetes Association. , January 2014. Diabetes Care

Wayne Westcott, PhD, instructor of exercise science, Quincy College.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

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