Type 1 diabetic
What is the importance of exercise for type 1 diabetic patient.. I was diagnosed 3 months back.. My BMI is 17.. I am an active girl but recently I have been feeling very weak and tired all the time.. I avoid Exercise and running... Does exercise plays an important role along with insulin injections to control blood sugar level?
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Hello, type 1 diabetes occurs at early age ,its insulin dependent diabetes where autoimmune antibiodies destroy insulin producing cells in pancrease. You need to take insulin for life time.You are feeling weak because of low utilisation of glucose , Exercise plays role in type2 diabetes where peripheral receptors are destroyed. You should maintain constant glucose level. Exercise increases demand for glucose ,so be careful and check you blood glucose levels often .
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