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National Diabetes Reference Materials - An initiative under the War on Diabetes
Start slow if you have not been physically active
comfortable clothing and
appropriate footwear (well-fitted shoes with adequate support)
Check your feet for wounds before and after exercising
Exercise at a
cooler time (mornings or evenings, or in a cooler environment)
healthy snacks or sugar-containing sweets, in case of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
with family and friends
Symptoms of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar of < 4 mmol/L)
Abnormally fast heartbeat
Mood changes (e.g. anxiety, irritability, nervousness)
Pain (especially in the chest or abdomen)
To note: Delay or postpone exercise if you are feeling unwell. Always listen to your body.