Consult with a Healthcare Professional: Always consult with your healthcare professional before starting an exercise program to ensure it is safe and suitable for your condition.
Monitor Blood Sugar Levels: Regularly check your blood sugar levels before, during, and after exercise to understand how your body responds and make any necessary adjustments.
Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water before, during, and after workouts to stay hydrated and maintain optimal bodily functions.
Choose the Right Time: Schedule your workouts at a time when your blood sugar levels are stable and avoid exercising when your levels are too high or too low.
Warm Up and Cool Down: Begin each workout with a warm-up to prepare your body and end with a cool-down to gradually reduce your heart rate and prevent sudden drops in blood sugar.
Mix Cardio and Strength Training: Incorporate both cardiovascular exercises and strength training (using weights or resistance bands) to improve cardiovascular health and build muscle.
Carry a Snack: Have a small snack, such as a piece of fruit or a granola bar, readily available during your workouts in case your blood sugar levels drop.
Wear ID or Medical Alert: Always wear a medical ID bracelet or carry identification that indicates you have diabetes, in case of an emergency.
Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to how you feel during exercise and adjust your intensity or take breaks if you experience symptoms like dizziness, shakiness, or extreme fatigue.
Track and Monitor Progress: Keep a record of your workouts, blood sugar levels, and any notable changes in your health to track progress and identify patterns.