If you want to start exercising, it is important to follow some general tips to make sure your workout plan is safe. Save these tips so as not to forget:
- Remember to start slowly, especially if you have not been physically active for a while;
- Check your blood sugar before and after exercise until you are aware of how your body responds to exercise;
- Make sure your blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dl before exercising. For people with Type 1 diabetes, exercising with a blood sugar higher than 250 mg/dl may cause ketoacidosis, which can be a life threatening condition resulting from a lack of insulin in the body;
- Drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise to prevent dehydration;
- Be prepared for any episodes of low blood sugar. Have something available that can bring sugar levels up, such as hard candy, glucose tablets or 4 ounces of juice;
- Wear proper shoes and socks to protect your feet;
- Avoid exercising in extremely hot or cold temperatures.
- Protect your CGM with Fixic adhesive patch.
And remember to discuss frequency, duration, and type of workout with your doctor, especially if you previously have been leading a sedentary lifestyle.