ExCarbs Introduction

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Introduction

Our aim at Excarbs.com is to help people with diabetes using insulin to feel comfortable with taking up exercise – our advice is not aimed at elite athletes but covers the basic rules for most people living with diabetes. Remember that if exercise is sustained you will become much more sensitive to the effect of insulin and the dose needed will fall which is a really good result!

 

Regular exercise is good for the body and the mind so why not try it? You will see the immediate benefits.
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The aim of Excarbs.com is to help you exercise safely, to have fun and at the same time reap the benefits that exercise brings. Our message is simple:

 


PLAN – TRY – REVIEW – ADJUST

 


PLAN

:  think about how to keep your blood glucose levels under control and avoid hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels).

 


TRY

:  start exercising but remember to begin slowly as Rome was not built in a day

 


REVIEW

: how was it, what went well, what happened to blood sugar and what needs changing

 


ADJUST

: make those changes and exercise again