The Benefits and Dangers of Exercise

Exercise has a variety of benefits throughout the entire body. Exercise can:

  • Lower blood glucose levels

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Improve your mood

  • Improve balance

  • Improve blood flow

  • Improve your sleep

Exercise can be dangerous for diabetes patients, though. Exercise will use up the sugar in your bloodstream and increase your risk of low blood sugar. You must eat properly based on the exercise you are preforming.

  • Do not skip meals.

  • Make sure to bring a snack in case you develop sign/symptoms of low blood sugar.

  • If you are taking insulin, schedule your injections around your exercise.