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Diabetes Management: 7 Common Diabetes Exercise Mistakes & Ways to Avoid Them

What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and can gradually lose its capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes is associated with changes in lifestyle factors. Type 2 diabetes also has strong genetic related risk factors as well.

Choosing the right exercise in diabetes type 2
Before starting an exercise regime, you need to understand how exercise influences the blood glucose regulation, and how to avoid potential problems and minimize risks. You may also need to get additional information or support from your healthcare provider.

7 Common exercise mistakes in diabetes management

  1. Getting over enthusiastic: Your excitement for exercising might lead you to too much too soon. Listen to your body and know when to back off from overworking your body. If you are new to the exercise trend, then you may want to take it slow and steady so that your body can adjust to your diabetes management plan.
  2. Over ambitious goals: It takes a lot of planning to execute a successful workout routine and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Instead of long term over ambitious goals it is advisable to set short term goals. This way you will be encouraged to work more and succeed.
  3. Poor workout gear: Many at times people end up wearing no running shoes or supports causing more harm than good. Make sure your exercise is supported with the right gear to prevent you from worsening your condition.
  4. Bad form: A common mistake people do while exercising is to not do it right. Not exercising in the right posture and form can damage your body.
  5. Not keeping a check on sugar levels: Exercise has good and bad effects, it may help you lose weight but fluctuate your sugar levels as well. It is important that you monitor sugar levels before and after exercise.
  6. No emergency kit: As a diabetic you need to be more vigil with your health. IT is important to have your emergency kit handy whenever stepping out.
  7. Not resting: You may start your exercise routine to lose weight, but not giving your body rest is harmful. Resting well and enough is important for the muscles to heal itself after all the stress.

Invest in a glucometer
For better management of diabetes it is advisable to invest in a glucometer which can help monitor your blood sugar levels. You can buy glucometer online and probably opt for one which can connect with a diabetes management app.

The benefit of connectivity via diabetes management app is that it can help you get instant check reminders, and alert members or your doctor when blood sugar levels drop. The price of glucometer may vary from brand to brand, weigh and compare before buying.

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  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this topic to be really something that I think I
    would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

    • Purnima Varghese


      Diabetes is a complex condition. It requires a lot of learning and knowing about the subject not just by the patient but by family and friends as well.
      Also no matter what one reads and hears, each person’s experience is different.

      Just that the more you read and know the better you are able to set your self to dealing with the problem.

      Hope this helps. If you have any condition or issues you or people you know may have please feel free to get in touch with us.

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