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Exercise safety tips

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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.