As you know, it’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet with regular meal times to help you manage your diabetes. To get the most out of physical activity, it’s also important to:

  • Choose whole foods as snacks, such as bananas, fruits, nuts or whole grain snack bars
  • Drink lots of water to stay well hydrated and help stop blood glucose levels getting too high
  • Include some protein in every meal, including breakfast, to help you build muscle – think white meat, fish, eggs, pulses, nuts or seeds
  • Avoid sugary snacks such as energy drinks and gels, unless used to prevent hypoglycaemia or as part of a carefully considered plan for optimal performance

If you are or think you might be taking insulin secretagogues, read this article.Your diabetes team will advise you on physical activity and how you can maintain normal blood sugar
levels throughout.