Exercise and keeping active is important for
your health, whether you have diabetes or not.
The Australian Guidelines for Physical Activity provide
recommendations for the type of regular exercise that benefits our
The recommended amount of exercise for you will depend on your
level of fitness and any other health conditions you may have.
Before you start, discuss any big changes to your routine with your
healthcare team to ensure you are exercising safely.
Insulin and physical activity
Regular exercise helps make insulin more effective. Your
diabetes health care team can advise you on changes that may need
to be made to your normal regimen when you engage in regular
Listen to your body
Keeping your blood glucose level stable during exercise means
you have to balance insulin and carbohydrates. Check your blood
glucose level before, during, and after a training session.
For more infomation, learn about blood glucose levels and