Physical activity in diabetes

Physical activity
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Cycling diabetesFor people with diabetes, exercise are part of the modern medical complex. The fact that the load make tissue more sensitive to insulin than increase its action, and when the consumption decreases and the amount of glucose in the blood. About the same effect glucosaminidase pills.

the American diabetes Association have proven that regular exercise is very useful for all diabetics, but you should consider their condition and comorbidities, such as retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy and other complications of the exercise should be in a different form and extent.

a Patient with diabetes mellitus may be involved in different types of Amateur sports. If the disease is stable, will be very useful gymnastic exercises, ball game, Hiking, swimming, Biking. However, it is advisable to avoid mountain climbing, scuba diving, automobile and motorcycle, all kinds of struggle, a long distance runner and other load that requires large amounts of energy.

Also worth to take into account individual characteristics of the organism. If the human body to the trained, during physical exertion will be spent much less energy and, consequently, of glucose. Most importantly, everyone to choose for themselves the optimal dose of physical activity with regard to the amount of glucose in the blood. For example, if a patient with diabetes hyperglycemia has been moderate, and applied intense or prolonged training, then the level of glucose in the blood to change for the better. In the case when a patient with diabetes mellitus were indicators of glucose levels close to standard, high loads may lead to hypoglycemic state.

What is the intensity and duration of physical activity, especially outdoors, the greater the likelihood of ostatecznej hypoglycemia. This condition will last for several hours after exercise. To avoid this, the patient with diabetes mellitus need to take additional food intake, mainly carbohydrate, after done the physical work.

However, there are cases when after exercise in some people with diabetes may experience hyperglycemia while this is not a sign of deficiency and excess of insulin in the body. This phenomenon is called "posthypoglycemic hyperglycemia" - the body reacts to a sharp increase of glucose level after lowering. Therefore, it is important to measure the level of glucose and to identify the patient's condition after exercise.