Posted: Nov 1, 2012 3:00 PM by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise plays an important role in diabetes management, but people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes should take certain precautions before increasing their level of physical activity, experts say.
According to the American Council on Exercise, although exercise helps people with diabetes control their blood sugar levels, it can sometimes cause these levels to drop dangerously low. In extreme cases this condition, known as hypoglycemia, can result in unconsciousness, seizures, coma or death.
As a result, the council recommended in a news release that people with diabetes take the following precautions:
The American Council on Exercise release also noted that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about diabetes and exercise.
SOURCE: American Council on Exercise, news release, Oct. 24, 2012
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