We know that exercise is a great way to help keep your blood sugarBlood sugarOr blood glucose. The main sugar (glucose) found in the blood, and the body’s main source of energy. levels under control. But, let’s face it, staying motivated can be tough.
These tips are designed to help keep you in the game—or get you moving again. But don’t forget: before beginning or changing a physical activity program, make sure to talk with your diabetes care teamDiabetes care teamYour diabetes care team may include: a primary care doctor, a diabetes and hormone doctor (endocrinologist), a registered nurse, a diabetes educator, a dietician, a heart doctor (cardiologist), a foot doctor (podiatrist), an eye doctor (ophthalmologist/optometrist), a kidney doctor (nephrologist), a dentist, a pharmacist, and a mental health professional. first.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends being active for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week, or a total of 150 minutes a week.
However, if you haven’t exercised in a while:
High blood sugar can cause damage to the nerves in your feet, reducing the feeling in that area. You may injure yourself and not know it right away, so it’s important to check your feet often.
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