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Exercise Tips for Those with Diabetes

Choosing the right time of day is key to exercise success, but diabetics have to take other things into consideration to exercise safely.

(HealthDay News 2013) — Physical activity can help people with diabetes lose weight and better control their blood sugar, but there’s a right time and place.

The U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse explains these “do’s” and “don’ts” for diabetics who exercise:

  • Do work with your health care team to find the best time of day for you to exercise.
  • Do consider factors such as your medications, meal plan and daily schedule when figuring out the best time to exercise.
  • Do exercise if you’re a type 2 diabetic and your health care team recommends it.
  • Don’t exercise when you have ketones in your urine or blood.

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