Diabetes and Exercise-Rules for Safe Exercise

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Rules for Safe Exercises

  • Avoid exercising when blood glucose is more than 250mg/dl and ketones are positive in urine
  • Carry food or glucose tablets when undertaking exercise in case there are episodes of hypoglycemia
  • Do not skip meals especially prior to exercise
  • Take a quick-acting carbohydrate (sweetened tea or milk, regular soft drink) when blood glucose is less than100mg/dl or if one experiences symptoms of hypoglycemia - headaches, increased sweating, feeling of hunger, trembling or shakiness, rapid heart rate or palpitations, drowsiness and mental confusion
  • Avoid exercise when blood glucose is more than 300mg/dl
  • Avoid exercise outdoors on very hot or humid days. One can get heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Wear a hat or sunscreen - if necessary in such conditions
  • In warm weather, dress in light-colored and loose-fitting cotton clothing
  • To prevent dehydration, drink a cup of cold water before and after you exercise
  • If exercising for longer than 30 minutes or if the workout leads to a lot of sweating drink water during the workout
  • Always carry a diabetes identification card, duly filled, while exercising
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration
  • Avoid exercise at the peak action time of insulin
  • Avoid injecting insulin in the muscle that is to be used for exercise
  • Check with your health care team about the best time to exercise before commencing any physical activity
  • Always use correct type of shoes to avoid injury and check them regularly for wear and tear
  • After exercise, check the feet for any blisters or sores
  • Be aware of the warning signs of heart problems such as chest, left arm or jaw pain, dizziness, fainting and shortness of breath during exercise
  • Learn how to measure pulse rate so that a self-check can be done to look for any irregular pulse, especially if there is heart condition that has been diagnosed

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My fasting sugar is 253 and after 2 hours of lunch is 353 and this i came know ony on 28/03/2013 . You are requested to advice me , so that my blood sugar comes down , because i am suffering from cataract and has been suggested for operation,so pl advice,so that i can go for operation as soon as possible .

My fasting sugar is 116 and after 2 hours of breakfast is 206 without taking any tablets.. when i was taking tablet Gluformin xl 500 mg. my sugar was under control.could you please suggest me what to now and what to eat ??

i have diabetes my gluose level is on fasting 116 and after food it become 220 same time i am taking tablet is this good in that level thanks and best regards waiting for your answer

my glucose level on fasting is 125 and after food it becomes 205 . pls advise me the best mothod to reduce glucose level. iam taking medicine for PCOD and diatary suppliments. which are the food i have to avoid? and the remody to control it.

my blood sugar level is now 135 after meal it gets 180, please advise me how can i bring this level to below normal. once below normal brings after, can we keep the same level? I am going to getting marriage next month, if i get marriage, is there any problem for my wife and children's. please help me for this information.


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