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Posted by: Liliola | 2005/01/12

diabetes and exercise

If a patient has a sugar level of 16mmol/L or higher, or a level of 3mmom/L and lower, is it dangerous to exercise them? If it is dangerous, why? Please try to explain what happens if a patient with sugar levels in these ranges, exercise. We know that exercise is good for diabetes, but we just want to make sure when it is save and when it is not save to exercise the patient.
Thank-you
Liliola

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Liliola, exercising may lower the blood sugar levels, something that isn’t a good idea when it is already low. If a person has a very high blood sugar it means that he doesn’t have enough insulin to get the sugar into the cells. So even though he has high blood sugar he still has low sugar in the cells and strenuous exercise may worsen the situation. Let me know (as a new question) if you have more question. Good luck.

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