YOUR GET-STARTED WITH EX­ER­CISE check­list

Diabetic Living - - Slim-down Special -

TYPE 1

Con­sult your doc­tor be­fore try­ing out a new ex­er­cise reg­i­men. They can help you pick some­thing suit­able and safe.

Make sure your BGLS are at 6mmol/L be­fore you start, and check them reg­u­larly dur­ing ex­er­cise.

Keep hy­pos at bay by hav­ing a bot­tle of wa­ter handy at all times, and make sure your stash of fast-act­ing carbs is close by.

TYPE 2

Hav­ing type 2 can make you more sus­cep­ti­ble to nerve da­m­age and cir­cu­la­tion prob­lems in your feet, so get them checked by a GP or po­di­a­trist be­fore start­ing a new ex­er­cise pro­gram.

Stop any ac­tiv­ity that causes you pain or dis­com­fort, and make note of par­tic­u­lar symptoms. Don’t be afraid to dis­cuss any symptoms that trou­ble you with your doc­tor.

Keep a bot­tle of wa­ter nearby so you don’t get de­hy­drated while ex­er­cis­ing.

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