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Exercise for Type1 Diabetic children.

Exercise for Type1 Diabetic children.

Exercise is an absolutely vital part of type 1 diabetes treatment.

Exercise makes it easier to control blood glucose level. Exercise benefits people with type 1 because it increases your insulin sensitivity.

If your child has type 1 diabetes, making sure he or she gets enough exercise is not only a great way to help manage his or her diabetes but also instill healthy habits from an early age

Of course, there are all the traditional benefits of exercise.

Talk to your doctor and/or Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) about adjusting your child's insulin around exercise. You don't want your child to become hypoglycemic during a work-out, so you'll need to do some planning.

A Few Exercise Suggestions
There are three main kinds of exercise—aerobic, strength training, and flexibility work. You should aim to have a good balance of all three.

Aerobic Exercises:

Walking, Jogging/Running, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming, Biking

Also, stretch your creativity when it comes to fitting in exercise.

Strength Training
Strength training gives you lean, efficient muscles, and it also helps you maintain strong, healthy bones.

Weight training is one of the most used strength training techniques.

Flexibility Training
With flexibility training, you'll improve how well your muscles and joints work. Stretching before and after exercise (especially after exercise) reduces muscle soreness and actually relaxes your muscles.

Stick with Your Exercise Plan
Make a commitment to exercise and make it a priority. Your long-term health depends on it, so as tough as it may be to find time or to motivate yourself to exercise, keep being active.

One of the best ways to make sure your child stick with an exercise plan is to mix it up and them do things that they really enjoy.

 

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