Think of physical activity as medicine for treating any form of diabetes!
|Examples||Your Plans Here|
|WHAT TO DO||swimming, biking, walking, dancing, weight training, soccer, yoga, yard work|
|FOR HOW LONG||20 to 45 minutes of continuous exercise|
Light - I'm just getting started
Moderate - Able to talk (but not sing) while exercising
Hard - Approximately 70% of Maximal Heart Rate—if known
2 times per week?
5–7 days per week?
|PROGRESSION||Start at a comfortable speed & short duration. Then build up gradually—duration first, then intensity.|
|WHEN TO DO IT||
Same Time Each Day.
Preferably after a meal or snack.
At a time that is convenient for you.
For those taking a glucose lowering medication
|BLOOD SUGAR MANAGEMENT||
Prevent “lows” through proper timing, monitoring, snacking, and/or insulin/medication reduction.
Prevent worsening “highs” by testing for ketones when blood sugar is over 240.
©Gary Scheiner MS, CDCES – Integrated Diabetes Services. May be reproduced and used for patient education, but not sold.