Archive for November 2nd, 2012
Diabetics might feel trapped in a Catch-22 when it comes to exercise. You can help control your blood sugar with regular exercise, but several complications of diabetes make exercise more of a challenge.
After developing complications or if you worry about blood sugar highs and lows, you may have questions about whether you should be exercising and, if you do, what kind of physical activity is best for diabetics.
Jacqueline Shahar, MEd, RCEP, CDE, a clinical exercise physiologist and manager of Exercise Services in the Joslin Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center, explains patients with diabetes complications should definitely continue to find appropriate opportunities for physical activity. In the Joslin’s Easy Start program many patients have significant diabetes complications and are able to exercise regularly and safely as part of their diabetes self-management plan.