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EXERCISES FOR DIABETES

Why Exercise?

  • Reduces weight
  • Improves blood sugar control
  • Reduces the dose of diabetic medications
  • Improves the quality of life

What does exercise do for the heart?

  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Strengthens the heart
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Decreases LDL (bad cholesterol)

Tips for smart and safe exercise:

  • 1. Consult your doctor before beginning exercise programme.
  • 2. Always carry a diabetic identity card.
  • 3. Stay alert for signs oflow blood sugar during or several hours after exercise.
  • 4. Have rapidly absorbable carbohydrate sources ready like sugar, glucose and candy.
  • 5. Monitor blood sugars before and after the exercise.
  • 6. Take carbohydrate snacks if blood glucose levels are less than 100 mg/dl.
  • 7. Drink plenty of fluids before and after and if necessary during exercise to avoid dehydration

Tips for increasing exercise in daily life:

  • 1. Choose a longer route while walking.
  • 2. Walk to the store instead of using a vehicle.
  • 3. Use staircase instead of (lift) the elevator.
  • 4. Park your car farther away.
  • 5. If you are in a sedentary job, try to stretch out for few minutes every-hour and take a short walk within the office whenever possible.

When should you stop exercise?

  • 1. Chest pain or discomfort
  • 2. Dizziness
  • 3. Severe headache
  • 4. Fever or severe infections
  • 5. Muscle, ligament or tendon strain
  • 6. Pain
  • 7. Cramps
exercises for diabetes

CONTACT US

V.G.R Diabetes Specialities Hospital

A.S Ramarao Road

Moghalrajpuram, Vijayawada - 520008

0866 - 6533327, 2485933, 2485944