What is the best way to incorporate exercise into your type 2 diabetes program? The same advice that doctors give to anyone starting a new exercise program will work for those with diabetes. Talk with your doctor first to make sure everything is okay before you begin. Start slowly.
Slowly start to increase the level and strenuousness of the exercises. To fit in with your lifestyle, choose an activity you enjoy. Move toward exercising at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Ensure you undertake a correct warm up and cool down to help your muscles. Wear the correct shoes. Always stay well hydrated. Don’t ignore pain.
Exercise does require some caution with people that have type 2 diabetes. If your blood glucose levels are too high, it is best to delay your exercise. There are some exercise which will increase blood sugar readings. If they are now too high, you may be heading for problems. Exercising for prolonged period of time or at higher levels than normal your body may begin counteracting the insulin in your blood.
It is important to monitor your glucose levels if you plan on doing more than normal. For safety reasons, wear a medical alert bracelet to alert people that you haveDiabetes. If something happens, it can save your life.