What do you or your child usually do to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia after exercise?
Eat extra food
Reduce insulin and eat extra food
We do something else
We don't do anything
What do you or your child usually do to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia after exercise?Poll dates: May 6 - 13, 2001
Total Votes: 698
Everyone knows how important exercise is to overall good health. This is especially so for people with diabetes. But people with diabetes run the risk of exercise-induced hypoglycemia if they don't take precautions.
Over half of our respondents eat extra food to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia after exercise. Just over one-fourth reduce insulin and eat extra food, while just over one in ten only reduce insulin. Whatever you do, it's important to test blood sugars often after strenuous exercise to prevent hypoglycemia.
For more information, see Guidelines for Premeal Insulin Dose Reduction for Postprandial Exercise.[Return to the current poll]
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:52
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