The level of sugar in your bloodstream is called your blood glucose level. What you eat and how much you exercise can affect the level positively or negatively.
When you have diabetes, it's important to understand how the foods you eat can affect your blood glucose:1
Please consult your healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet.
The more weight you carry, the more insulin you may need. In addition to eating right, staying fit through regular exercise is a great way to manage diabetes.2,3
Exercise has the following benefits for people with diabetes. With regular exercise, you can:
As someone with diabetes, you do need to keep a few things in mind when exercising:
To prevent blood glucose levels from falling too low, try these options:
1 Joslin's Diabetes Mellitus, 14th Edition 2005, New York Ovid Technologies.
2 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Mol. NIDOK.
3 Kronenberg: Williams Textbook of Endocrinology 11th Edition 2008.
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