Exercise, like healthy eating, will help reduce your cardiovascular risk, and help you manage your blood sugar levels and weight. A typical day in the life of someone with type 2 diabetes should include some physical activity like aerobic exercise or stretching. Even just choosing the stairs, or walking to your co-worker’s cubicle instead of sending her an email, will make a difference.
Depending on the medication you take, you may experience blood sugar lows while you exercise, so carry sugar tablets or candies just in case. Drinking water before and during your activity can also help stabilize your sugar levels.