In people with type 2 diabetes, healthy eating and physical activity/exercise should be undertaken alongside other therapies. When performed consistently, exercise improves glucose control and lowers or maintains body weight.
Guidelines are the same as for people without diabetes:
When exercising, you should be able to hold a conversation without being breathless
The best type of exercise for you is something that you enjoy and is convenient:
Wear comfortable clothes and proper-fitting shoes when you are exercising.
Check glucose values before and after exercise, and during intense exercise
Drink water before, during and after exercise
High or low blood sugar allows you to anticipate hypo/ hyperglycaemia and to take corrective action
Always tell yourself that exercise and physical activity are an important part of diabetes control.
Decide to start and maintain a programme that will be fun – it will improve your quality of life!
 ADA. Diabetes Care 2017;40(suppl 1):S1–S138; Siga et al. Diabetes Care 2006;29:1433–8
 ADA. Diabetes Care 2004;27(Suppl. 1):S58–62; Siga et al. Diabetes Care 2006;29:1433–8