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What should I keep in mind before exercising if I use insulin?

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If you want to exercise and you're using insulin for your diabetes, ask your doctor first if there are any activities you should avoid. Then: 

• Exercise after eating, not before.

• Test your blood sugar before, during, and after. Don't exercise when it’s higher than 240.

• Avoid exercise right before you sleep. It could cause low blood sugar during the night.

SOURCES:

Diabetes Care : "Clinical practice recommendations."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. Atlanta, GA. 1991. The prevention and treatment of complications of diabetes mellitus: A guide for primary care practitioners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. . Atlanta, GA. 1991. Take charge of your diabetes: A guide for care

The New England Journal of Medicine : "The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus."

Peragallo-Dittko, V., Godley, K., & Meyer, J. (2nd edition). Chicago: American Association of Diabetes Educators. 1993. A core curriculum for diabetes education

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 26, 2018

SOURCES:

Diabetes Care : "Clinical practice recommendations."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. Atlanta, GA. 1991. The prevention and treatment of complications of diabetes mellitus: A guide for primary care practitioners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. . Atlanta, GA. 1991. Take charge of your diabetes: A guide for care

The New England Journal of Medicine : "The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus."

Peragallo-Dittko, V., Godley, K., & Meyer, J. (2nd edition). Chicago: American Association of Diabetes Educators. 1993. A core curriculum for diabetes education

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 26, 2018

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