Always have glucose tablets/ chocolate/ or a sugary drink such as fruit juice or Lucozade when you take exercise.
Remember that everyone is different and if you do wish to do more strenuous exercise it is better to consult with your doctor or diabetes team as your treatment may need modifying.
There are some restrictions and bans on some activities for people on insulin treatment.
Power Boat racing
Total Ban on Participation
Motor car racing
(Sporting Information Kindly Provided By Dr Dinesh Nagi, Mbbs, Phd, Frcp, Ref: Prediabetes Janet Jarvis Nurse Research Fellow)
Activities taking place at altitude (over 2500 metes above sea level) are safe for people with diabetes as those without the condition as long as the five following area are given special consideration:
1. Carbohydrate absorption
2. Acute mountain sickness (AMS)
3. Blood glucose monitoring
4. Insulin and carbohydrate requirements
5. Existing complications
Carbohydrates may not be metabolised at altitude. However high blood glucose levels may be explained by the normal response to activity and/or cold, which is to release glucose stored in the liver and encourage more glucose to be transported to the muscles. Whatever the cause, the outcome is the same: raised blood glucose levels.
Natural England Walks There are around 18 walk schemes in Leicestershire offering over 23 walks per week across the county.