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If you have diabetes and want to become more physically active, first discuss your plan with a health professional. Once you have the go-ahead, start slowly and gradually increase the amount of time you are exercising. Other tips to help you get started include: creating a list of potential exercise options that you enjoy and increase your heart rate, staying hydrated, and carrying a carbohydrate snack in case your blood sugar drops.
Behavioral weight loss programs can help people lose weight and are relatively safe. They may also help reduce the risk of diabetes. If you are not able to access a behavioural weight loss program, you can develop a tailored version with a team of health professionals and specialists or try a variety of mobile phone apps geared towards weight loss.
Exercise can help people living with diabetes improve their blood sugar, fitness, and well-being. To exercise safely, check your blood sugar before you start exercising, watch for signs of low blood sugar while exercising, and check your blood sugar again after you are done exercising.
Hamilton, ON - July 23, 2020
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