Get Started Safely

Getting Started with Physical Activity

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been active in the past or not - you can still start now. But, if you have never been active or have not been active for a while, it is important to start slowly.

Light activities like walking are fine for most people with diabetes. If you haven’t been active and feel unsure about your health, talk to your health care provider before doing anything more demanding. If you have any diabetes complications, there may be certain exercises you should avoid. Learn more about exercising safely on the following pages.

Blood Glucose Control and Exercise

The affect physical activity has on your blood glucose will vary depending on how long you are active and many other factors.

Exercising With Diabetes Complications

Learn more about exercising safely with specific diabetes complications

Injury-Free Exercise – 11 Quick Safety Tips

There are a few simple things you can do to help prevent injuries, dehydration, and hypoglycemia when exercising.

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  • See Your Doctor

    Your health care provider should help support you in your efforts to become more active.