As you have learned, there are a few different things to think about when you exercise, and it’s all a matter of finding a balance between food, exercise, and insulin that works for you.
There are some other resources available that might also find helpful. Runsweet is a website that gives detailed information about managing type 1 diabetes within a variety of different sports.
ExCarbs is to help people with diabetes using insulin to feel comfortable with taking up exercise – their advice is not aimed at elite athletes but covers the basic rules for most people living with diabetes.
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Why not set a goal?
Setting a goal is a process that starts with clearly picturing what you want to achieve, and ends with a lot of hard work to actually get there. In between, there are some very well-defined steps or ‘mini goals’ that will help you reach your ultimate goal. Knowing these steps will allow you to work out small achievable goals. Why not have a look at this goal setting worksheet.
Share your plans for exercise with others and see if anyone wants to join you on your journey. So what works for you when exercising? Do you have any tips to share with others? We’d love to hear them!