Managing Diabetes and Exercise During Warmer Months

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Fun in the Sun – Managing Diabetes and Exercise during the warmer months

We all know that exercise is important all year-round. But, extreme heat can sometimes make diabetes management – and basic athletic recovery – difficult. Read on to learn what a few of the Team Novo Nordisk and Team Type 1 athletes do to ensure they enjoy a healthy and active summer.


Becky Furuta, Cyclist

Team Novo Nordisk

I make sure to start a workout or race well hydrated and will even use a pre-load formulation in really high heat and high humidity situations. This is particularly useful in situations where I’m losing fluid faster than I can replace it. I also make sure that my recovery contains liquid so I can replace fluid and set myself up for success the next day. I make a conscious effort to take small sips of liquid throughout my workouts and races, too.

Diabetes does not have to get in the way of an active lifestyle during the summer months! TNN and TT1 athletes all seem to agree that checking our blood sugar often and staying well hydrated are keys to success!


Collin Drake, Cyclist

Team Type 1

To keep my blood glucose in range during the summer months …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk