Myth: It's dangerous for some people to be physically active, particularly people with diabetes.
Truth: Not only can it be safe, but physical activity has countless health benefits.
The myth that exercise for people with diabetes is dangerous can appear when working out results in lowered blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
A key factor to preventing low blood sugars while working out is proper diet.
Eat an Extend Nutrition snack about 30-45 minutes before any activity to avoid the unpleasant symptoms of hypoglycemia - feelings of weakness, being shaky, light-headed, confusion, and more.
When used properly, the powerful combination of protein and an extended-action carbohydrate in all Extend Nutrition snacks provides your body with steady glucose to support your workout, no matter how low or high the intensity.
Do you enjoy taking strolls around the neighborhood?...
Keep your pantry stocked with Extend Shakes and blend up a power smoothie before you head out.
Got a membership to the gym?...
Throw an Extend Bar in your purse or bag and eat it during the commute.
Take power walks during your lunch break?...
Store some Extend Drizzles in your desk drawer and snack on a bag before you slip on your sneakers.
Or do you play sports to stay active?...
Keep some Extend Crisps in your car and devour a bag on your way to the golf course or softball field.
Each snack is portable and healthy, and nutritionally balanced to properly (and safely) fuel your favorite activity.
*The information provided above is not a substitute for professional medical advice and care. If you have specific needs, please see a professional health care provider.