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Is it safe for type 1 diabetics to run?
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Dr. Michael Kelber
Family Medicine
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In brief: Diabetics running
Absolutely it is safe for a type 1 diabetic to run.
Running and any other aerobic exercise helps lower your blood sugar by increasing the work of your muscles. If your blood sugars generally run low, you might need to consume some additional calories before running. Be sure you check your blood sugar before and after running until you know how much it affects you.

In brief: Diabetics running
Absolutely it is safe for a type 1 diabetic to run.
Running and any other aerobic exercise helps lower your blood sugar by increasing the work of your muscles. If your blood sugars generally run low, you might need to consume some additional calories before running. Be sure you check your blood sugar before and after running until you know how much it affects you.
Dr. Michael Kelber
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
But always watch your blood sugar carefully and make sure you have something with you if you start to have a low blood sugar reactions.
Sometimes the low blood sugar reactions can be delayed after the run so be on the look out. You will learn how to manage your blood sugars and your activity. Exercise is good for you.

In brief: Yes
But always watch your blood sugar carefully and make sure you have something with you if you start to have a low blood sugar reactions.
Sometimes the low blood sugar reactions can be delayed after the run so be on the look out. You will learn how to manage your blood sugars and your activity. Exercise is good for you.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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