Physical activity lowers blood sugarBlood sugarOr blood glucose. The main sugar (glucose) found in the blood, and the body’s main source of energy., right? Actually, it’s not quite that simple, especially for people with type 1 diabetes.
In reality, blood sugar can go down or up during and even after physical activity. Everyone’s body responds a little differently, but in general:
It’s not always possible to know how your blood sugar is going to react to different activities. Some change is unavoidable, but the key is to keep your blood sugar levels from going too high or too low. Be sure to speak with your doctor about how to handle low and high blood sugar situations.
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Emergency carbs like these are good to have on hand in case you experience low blood sugar.
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