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Is it safe to exercise if I was just diagnosed with diabetes?
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In brief: Recommended
Exercise is a part of glucose control, and is recommended.
However, if just diagnosed, talk to your doctor, or a diabetic educator, first. You can become hypoglycemic, so it's important to understand how exercise affects glucose levels. Professional athletes who are diabetic may check their sugar several times during a game or race to avoid glucose spikes, high or low.

In brief: Recommended
Exercise is a part of glucose control, and is recommended.
However, if just diagnosed, talk to your doctor, or a diabetic educator, first. You can become hypoglycemic, so it's important to understand how exercise affects glucose levels. Professional athletes who are diabetic may check their sugar several times during a game or race to avoid glucose spikes, high or low.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
Helps reduce sugars!

In brief: Yes
Helps reduce sugars!
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: Generally yes
In general, it is beneficial for diabetics to exercise as this is an excellent way to reduce ones blood sugar.
However, individual circumstances can change this recommendation. Thus, always check with your doctor before embarking on any new exercise program.

In brief: Generally yes
In general, it is beneficial for diabetics to exercise as this is an excellent way to reduce ones blood sugar.
However, individual circumstances can change this recommendation. Thus, always check with your doctor before embarking on any new exercise program.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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