Exercise for People with Type I Diabetes

Make it a habit to increase your food when you plan extra exercise. Team sports are fun, and there's no reason you shouldn't participate freely.

But you must take extra food every hour during strenuous exercise to balance the calories you are burning. And you must always have fast acting sugar with you in case of a reaction . An insulin reaction is still possible hours after exercising. During prolonged, strenuous exercise (longer than 1 hour) sugar may be borrowed from your muscles and liver. Your body replenishes these stores over the next 12 - 24 hours.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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