Get Started Safely
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 healthcare provider before doing anything more demanding. If you have any diabetes complications, there may be certain exercises you should avoid.
The impact of physical activity on your blood glucose will vary depending on how long you are active and many other factors.
Learn more about exercising safely with specific diabetes complications.
There are a few simple things you can do to help prevent injuries, dehydration, and hypoglycemia when exercising.
Your healthcare provider should support you in your efforts to become more active.