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What sports are good for a child diabetic?

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Dr. Jenny Sung
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A child with diabetes can play any sports.
Exercise can affect blood sugar level, so there may be changes from his/her usual number. If child uses an Insulin pump, talk to his/her doctor about Insulin delivery if device cannot be worn during sports. Remember to keep hydrated while playing, educate the coaches/trainers about signs of hyper/hypoglycemia, and have diabetes supplies available.

In brief: Any

A child with diabetes can play any sports.
Exercise can affect blood sugar level, so there may be changes from his/her usual number. If child uses an Insulin pump, talk to his/her doctor about Insulin delivery if device cannot be worn during sports. Remember to keep hydrated while playing, educate the coaches/trainers about signs of hyper/hypoglycemia, and have diabetes supplies available.
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