Ex­er­cise cau­tion

Sim­ple steps will make a big dif­fer­ence to man­ag­ing di­a­betes when work­ing out

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOOK AFTER YOURSELF -

EX­ER­CIS­ING for di­a­bet­ics re­quires some care­ful plan­ning.

To avoid your blood glu­cose lev­els fall­ing too low there are some sim­ple steps you can take.

Ex­er­cise will make your lev­els fall so al­ways take a small snack.

Grab a man­darin or or­ange be­fore hit­ting the golf course or head­ing to the bowls club.

Test­ing is vi­tal, so do so be­fore you start ex­er­cis­ing to make sure your lev­els are not too low.

Test again af­ter ex­er­cise and you will be able to un­der­stand your needs bet­ter.

Maybe you needed a larger snack be­fore get­ting ac­tive or you might need some­thing to nib­ble on af­ter ex­er­cise.

And make sure you choose your shoes and socks care­fully. Well fit­ted shoes and ap­pro­pri­ate socks will help to keep your feet healthy.

Test­ing is vi­tal, so do so be­fore you start ex­er­cis­ing to make sure your lev­els are not too low.

PHOTO: BRAN­DON LIVESAY

HEALTH PRO­FES­SION­ALS: Guardian Phar­macy at Gayn­dah and Mun­dub­bera have a range of prod­ucts to help man­age your di­a­betes.

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