How do people with diabetes exercise?
Release date:2021-06-07

How do people with diabetes exercise?

Regular exercise is as important as a healthy diet! It will help you:

  • Improve insulin sensitivity and reduce insulin resistance;
  • Relieve mild to moderate hypertension;
  • Improve blood lipids and reduce weight;
  • Improve cardiopulmonary function and promote systemic metabolism;
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke;
  • Aerobic exercises are suitable for sports, such as walking, jogging, swimming, climbing stairs, playing ball, cycling, dancing, and Tai Chi, etc.;
  • Exercise time 3-5 times a week. Or once a day, 20-30 minutes each time, the best hypoglycemic effect. It is better to exercise around 1 hour after a meal, and hypoglycemia is not easy to occur;
  • Exercise intensity can be determined by heart rate: heart rate <170- age is moderate intensity exercise;
  • Exercise should be suitable for the absence of palpitations and shortness of breath. The feeling is: fever and sweating all over the body, but not profuse sweating;
  • Before and after exercise, blood sugar should be monitored. Patients who use hypoglycemic drugs should carry candies, biscuits, fruits or drinks with them, and consume them as soon as hypoglycemia occurs.