Stretching is a great benefit for human health, especially for people with diabetes. But remember to consult your doctor before any exercise so you can find the workout program that works best for you.

Suitable Stretching Exercise

Stretching helps relieve stress, can have a positive effect on the body and mind. It also increases body softness, reduces the chance of injury, and may even lower cholesterol and blood sugar. These exercises can usually be done without anything, or after a vigorous exercise such as running or swimming.

Basic static stretching, or passive stretching, is called stretching.
Dynamic stretching is an action that requires active force but has a tensile effect, such as leg lifting or back kicking.
Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi movements are also great.

Simple movements for a sense of balance

Exercises that train balance can help improve the stability of your body and your footsteps and avoid injuries during falls or other activities, but be aware that balancing exercise can be more difficult for the elderly. Here are some simple workouts for balance:

Go backwards or sideways
Straight-line walk on the heels first and then toes on the ground
Standing with one foot
Half-squat, or hanging do not sit down.
Exercising the lower body and core muscles can also help improve balance.

Safety

Take notes at any time: talk to your doctor about how and when it’s best for you, and note the carbohydrates, medications, and all the details about your blood glucose levels, which can help you track your health Condition.

Pre-exercise Blood Glucose Test

Exercise lowers blood sugar, so measure blood sugar before performing any exercise to confirm in advance whether your body is suitable for exercise. Especially for type 1 diabetes patients, after 48 hours of moderate and high intensity exercise, blood glucose levels can drop sharply, and it is dangerous to exercise in urine or blood containing ketones. May cause fatal diabetic ketoacidosis (Diabetic ketoacidosis, DKA).

Nutrition before and after exercise

No matter what activity you do, your body must consume glucose to produce the energy you need, so make sure you have a balanced intake of carbohydrates, proteins and fats before and after exercise .

Anti-dehydration

You must drink a lot of water during and after exercise, as dehydration causes blood sugar to soar.