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What should you do if you have an insulin pump and exercise?

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If you wear an insulin pump, ask your doctor for tips on working out with it on. If you use injected or inhaled short- or rapid-acting insulin, talk with your doctor about lowering doses before exercise.

From: Your Diabetes Exercise Checklist WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "2014 Standards of Care," "Foot Care."

CDC: "Be Active," "Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity."  

Marjorie Cypress, PhD, RN, president, Healthcare and Education, American Diabetes Association.

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts: "Diabetes and Exercise -- Keeping Your Blood Glucose Levels in Check  ."

Mayo Clinic: "Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor blood sugar."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 14, 2017

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "2014 Standards of Care," "Foot Care."

CDC: "Be Active," "Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity."  

Marjorie Cypress, PhD, RN, president, Healthcare and Education, American Diabetes Association.

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts: "Diabetes and Exercise -- Keeping Your Blood Glucose Levels in Check  ."

Mayo Clinic: "Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor blood sugar."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 14, 2017

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