Type 2 diabetes is often accompanied by severe acute and chronic complications, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications are the main cause of death, the incidence of about 70%; diabetic kidney and eye complications are also common serious complications. Physical exercise is an effective measure to prevent chronic diseases, and the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with less than one hour of physical activity per week or no activity at all is doubled compared to those who have at least seven hours of physical activity per week. People who hadn't exercised in the last three months had a one-fold increase in total mortality compared to those who had.
So how should a person with a chronic illness exercise? What should I pay attention to? Li Wanmei, deputy chief physician of the Department of Endocrinology at the 12th People's Hospital of Guangzhou, said these matters should be noted before, during and after exercise:
Do a cardiopulmonary function check to make sure there is no problem and then choose the appropriate exercise. Choose loose sweat absorbent cotton clothing, wear moderate size shoes and loose mouth cotton stockings, carry sugar blocks, choose a better environment and safe place, choose indoor sports when the weather is bad. In addition, before exercise should be based on blood sugar supplement carbohydrates.
Keep your body hydrated during exercise. Water should be replenished when the weather is hot, but do not drink too much water at once. Drink water once after 30 minutes of exercise, preferably plain water, mineral water.
Carry a medical aid card. Use a stiffer piece of paper to cut a 10 x 8cm rectangle that says your diabetes condition, name, unit, address, phone number and emergency contact name, contact number, etc. And write down the first aid you need to take, such as feeding you sugar in your jacket pocket. The card should be hung around the neck or placed where the rescuers can find it.