Diabetes-Related High and Low Blood Sugar Levels - Prevention
Diabetes-Related High and Low Blood Sugar Levels Guide
- Topic Overview
- Health Tools
- Check Your Symptoms
- Home Treatment
- Preparing For Your Appointment
- Other Places To Get Help
- Related Information
Blood sugar levels and exercise
You can keep your blood sugar levels under control when you exercise, so that you do not become too hungry or make your blood sugar level drop. There are two ways to keep your blood sugar levels under control:
- At the meal before your planned exercise, you can take less insulin, OR
- Before you exercise, eat some carbohydrate.
Keep a quick-sugar food with you during exercise in case your blood sugar level drops low.
Your doctor may recommend that you get vaccinations, such as a flu(What is a PDF document?)vaccine or pneumococcal vaccine, to prevent you from those illnesses.
Other places to get help
The American Diabetes Association has a lot of information on diabetes and can link you to support groups. For more information, call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or see the organization's website: www.diabetes.org/home.