Physical Activity

The effects of exercise on blood glucose levels are complex and sometimes unpredictable. Although moderate, extended aerobic exercise generally causes progressive lowering of blood glucose, intense exercise may transiently increase the blood glucose. We generally recommend modification of diet to accommodate exercise, rather than changing the dose of

Table 8 Examples of sliding scale insulin doses based on blood glucose level at the time of the meala


Blood glucose (mmol/l)


Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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