Children who take insulin are at risk of hypoglycemia during and after exercise. But with good planning and awareness, a child can exercise and participate in sports safely.
Good planning means checking blood sugars before, during, and after exercise. Then, you can keep a record of how exercise affects your child's blood sugars. Remember that each child will react to exercise differently. But using your records, you can usually predict how your child will react to activity.
Use the following tips for exercising safely:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerStephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric EndocrinologyDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - EndocrinologyMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 13, 2017
Current as of: March 13, 2017
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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