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Health Tip: Exercising With Diabetes

First, speak with your doctor

(HealthDay News) -- Participating in sports or exercising don't have to be dangerous if you're diabetic.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that you:

  • Talk with your doctor before you begin training or playing. Ask about any tests or supplies that may help make you safer.
  • Work with your doctor to determine an appropriate blood glucose range. Check glucose often during exercise.
  • Always pack a form of glucose that is easily absorbed.
  • Exercise with a partner.
  • Wear a medical ID bracelet that says you're diabetic.
  • Before, during and after exercise, eat plenty of healthy foods and drink enough fluids.

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