Regular exercise is extremely beneficial to the health of most people with diabetes. It can help reduce the risk for some of the chronic complications of diabetes, especially coronary heart disease. Many people with type 2 diabetes have been able to lower their blood glucose level into the normal range and control the disease by following a sensible meal plan, exercising regularly, and managing their weight.
If you have diabetes, this kit can help you learn more about how to exercise safely. If you are a caregiver for someone with diabetes, the information in this kit may help you help a friend or family member.
Please keep in mind that this kit and the Heart Institute Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (HIPRC) Lifestyle Management and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Programs are not a substitute for participation in a diabetes management program or your physician’s advice. In particular, if you are taking insulin, we recommend you obtain assistance from your diabetes management team when implementing our exercise recommendations. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Exercise safely with diabetes
Step 2. Prevent blood glucose emergencies when exercising