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Exercise tips for diabetics

Exercise does improve diabetes control but a few things should be kept in mind.

Exercise tips for diabetics

  • If you have Retinopathy, avoid heavy weight lifting. They can damage the fragile blood vessels in the eye.
  • If you have peripheral neuropathy, choose a good, soft footwear.
  • If you have a history of high cholesterol, and/or triglycerides, or heart attacks, have a cardiovascular examination before starting an exercise programme.
  • If you have any ketones in urine, or you are experiencing any pain, tingling or numbness in your legs, do not exercise.
  • If your medication is peaking, it's better not to exercise.
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