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How can I avoid low blood glucose during exercise?

If you take insulin or certain diabetes pills, you may be at risk for low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) during physical activity.  To avoid this as much as possible, be sure to check your blood glucose with your meter before you start your activity.  For people taking insulin, blood glucose should be above 100 (5.5mmol/L) before and after physical activity.  Eat a small snack that contains carbohydrate, such as a small piece of fruit or a few crackers.  Check your glucose when you’re done; if it's below 100 (5.5 mmol/L), you may need to eat a snack. For those on oral medications, blood glucose should be above 80 (4.4 mmol/L) before and after exercise. To avoid having to eat extra food before you exercise, either plan to exercise after eating a meal or talk to your physician about possibly lowering your insulin or Diabetes medication dose.  Always carry a source of carbohydrate with you when you’re exercising in case you go low.  Glucose tablets, glucose gel, juice boxes, and fat-free candies (such as jelly beans) are good choices.  For pediatric patient , blood glucose level should  be above 120(6.6mmol/dl)before and after exercise .  Finally, always carry identification that lists your name, that you have Diabetes, and medications you're taking.