Healthy Living
June 02, 2018 By Barb Gormley
Effective strategies for managing exercise in type 1 diabetes

When you have diabetes, physical activity should be an important part of your treatment plan: Among its many benefits, it will help improve your blood sugar and lipid levels, increase your energy and your heart’s and lung’s fitness, and keep your weight at a healthy level. But getting started with an exercise program can seem challenging if you are starting to exercise for the first time or are getting back into a workout routine. It can feel especially intimidating for people with type 1 diabetes, who may worry about the risk that exercise will cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). You do not need to let that fear keep you from enjoying the benefits of exercise, though: Here are some ideas for incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle when you have type 1 diabetes.

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