Diets and Exercise
Type I Diabetes
For type one diabetes record your dose of insulin, blood glucose level, dietary changes, and the duration and intensity of exercise.† Try to keep the amount of exercise and dose of insulin constant and adjust the amount of insulin to the amount of exercise you are doing.† After having your insulin do not change the amount of exercise for that day.† Because everyone is different, develop your own exercise plan with the help of a doctor.†
The diet of the diabetic should be balanced.† This means is should be 55-70% Carbohydrates, less than 35% fat, and 12-16% protein.†
Type II Diabetes
For type two diabetes follow a diet that evenly distributes carbohydrates throughout the day, which helps prevent periods of high glucose.† Also include lots of fruits and vegetables to bring down high blood pressure.† Exercise is important for type two diabetes because it lowers the blood sugar by burning it for energy and increases the cellsí ability to take in glucose from the blood.† Both exercise and diet can help the diabetic loose weight, which makes the insulin more effective.