Considering Running With Type 2 Diabetes

Enjoying a more active lifestyle, such as running, weather outdoor or indoor on a treadmill, can help you enjoy a wide variety of health benefits.

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Running can be an ideal form of exercise for people with diabetes as it helps improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin. This can be especially useful for people with type 2 diabetes to help combat insulin resistance.

However, preparing for such a lifestyle will mean adjusting your schedule and organizing your diet so that you can make the most out of your physical activities. While these adjustments may mean a few secondary changes for additional benefits, if you suffer from type 2 diabetes, it is crucial for you to engage in such lifestyle changes. In addition to such basic changes, individuals who suffer from diabetes will also need to time their nutritional and medication intake in order to help maintain steady blood sugar levels throughout the activity.

In order to enjoy a safe run, consider some of the following tips.

Time Your Run Appropriately

As was mentioned earlier, timing your running activities is crucial.

Exercise’s positive effects on your insulin sensitivity will typically last between twenty four and seventy two hours. If you start to exercise too soon after your meal, then the meal that you consumed may end up causing your blood sugar to rise. Knowing your body is essential in incorporating an exercising strategy that will work for you. If you know that your blood sugar will rise after dinner, then running a bit later can help your blood sugar settle.

Additionally, you will also experience lower blood sugar as it related to the exercise itself.

Speak With Your Doctor

Though it may seem like an obvious precaution, too many individuals forget to do it.

Before you begin any type of strenuous physical regimen, it is important for you to speak with your doctor. Talk with them and make sure that they are aware of any problems that may occur in your health, and be sure to mention that you are planning on running.

Your doctor will be able to provide you with valuable advice on whether or not you may need to change your medications as you become more active.

Pace Yourself When Running

No matter what type of weight loss goals you may have in mind, it is always important to pace yourself.

No type of weight loss occurs overnight, no matter how hard you work. In fact, establishing a regular routine and adhering to it over time is the surest way to help achieve your goals while strengthening your body overall.

Take the time to work out about forty five minutes every day, which will help you burn calories while keeping your insulin sensitivity levels high.

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