Physical activity

     Physical activity stimulates insulin and can be used as a method to balance blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of complications from diabetes. In fact, studies show that physical activity can even help prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes.


     Before physical activity, make sure you talk with your doctor that you understand the need of balancing diet and insulin. Eating with an hour or two before the activity can help prevent blood glucose levels drop. You might have needed more food to maintain a high level of sugar that your body needs for energy used during physical activity. Bring a snack whenever you move for long periods.