Get Started Safely
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been active in the past or not—you can still start now. But, if you have never been active or have not been active for a while, it is important to start slowly.
Light activities like walking are fine for most people with diabetes. If you haven’t been active and feel unsure about your health, talk to your health care provider before doing anything more demanding. If you have any diabetes complications, there may be certain exercises you should avoid.
Blood sugar and exercise
The impact of physical activity on your blood glucose will vary depending on how long you are active and many other factors. Get the facts when it comes to blood sugar and exercise.
Exercising with diabetes complications
Exercise is important, even if you're living with diabetes complications. Learn more about exercising safely with specific diabetes complications.
Injury-free exercise safety tips
There are a few simple things you can do to help prevent injuries, dehydration, and hypoglycemia when exercising. Don't let fear of an injury stop you from exercising with these quick safety tips!
See your doctor
Your health care provider should support you in your efforts to become more active. Step one: see your doctor.