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Staying Active

Physical activity stimulates insulin and can be used as a method to balance blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of diabetes complications. In fact, research shows that physical activity could even help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.1

Eating typically raises your blood sugar, while diabetes medications and physical activity lower it. During physical activity, your muscles use the sugar in your blood for energy. Insulin circulating the body lets sugar into the cells.

Before any physical activity, make sure you talk to your healthcare professional, balance your food, and understand your insulin needs. Eating 1 to 2 hours before activity can help keep your blood sugar from going too low. You may need extra food to maintain the increased level of sugar your body needs for energy when you are physically active. Bring a snack with you anytime you may be active for long periods of time.

 


My active meal planner and My active recipe box

To achieve better blood glucose results, one of the things you need to do is plan your meals accordingly. Click here to find out how My active meal planner and My active recipe box can help you. To use the tools, please be prepared to enter your Accu-Chek Active serial number.

VegetablesFasting

During fasting people with diabetes need to take special precautions to manage blood glucose levels and aim at avoiding hypoglycemia during the day and hyperglycemia at night. Find useful information with regards to this topic in the fasting section.

Accu-Chek ActiveThe new Accu-Chek Active

More Meter for your Money! – The new Accu-Chek Active meter helps to ensure reliable results at every time. Its built-in diabetes management tools assist you to keep on track.

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