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People with diabetes are encouraged to exercise regularly for better blood glucose control and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Additional benefits of exercise include a healthier heart, better weight control and stress management.
Having type 1 diabetes shouldn't stop you from taking part in extreme sports, however, it does mean that you have to be a bit more prepared and plan for the unexpected. Martin Draper talks about his experiences with having type 1 diabetes and participating in extreme sports.
This page discusses physical activity and exercise.
Here you will find some tips on on managing type 1 diabetes with exercise.
This resource explains how exercise and physical activity affects your blood glucose and what you should bear in mind before you start exercising.
A site that aims to help people with diabetes using insulin to feel comfortable with taking up exercise – covers the basic rules for most people living with diabetes.