Is it safe for me to exercise?
If you are new to exercise, it is generally best to start slowly and build up over time. For most people with type 1 diabetes, it is perfectly safe to exercise.
However, there are some conditions where caution is required or action needs to be taken before starting exercise:
Exercise affects your blood glucose levels so a general rule is to check and record your blood glucose levels before, during and after exercise. This can help you work out how much carbohydrates to eat and how much insulin to take.
Do you have any worries or concerns about exercising when you have diabetes?
It is useful to note these down and discuss them with your diabetes care team. Talking through any issues will give you a better understanding of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you have diabetes.
You may also find it useful to track your exercise, blood glucose levels and insulin doses to start with so you can review how it affects you and make any necessary adjustments. You can download a tracker by clicking here.
Comment by Scott. M. on 15/08/2022 at 3:21 PM
I think we should cite where these recommendations come from
Some inconsistent capitalisation in “Condition” column
I think to avoid people missing the link to the worksheet its worth adding an explicit reference.
Comment by Kirsten. C. on 22/08/2022 at 2:00 PM