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The Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines for adults (aged 18-64 years) recommend doing a variety of types and intensities of physical activity, including:2,3
150 minutes per week (e.g., 30 minutes, 5x per week) of moderate to vigorous physical activities
Muscle strengthening exercises using major muscle groups (e.g., lifting weights) at least 2x per week
Several hours each day of light physical activities like standing or slow walking
Your breathing will tell you how intense an exercise is. With light exercise, you should be able to breathe normally. With moderate exercise, you will breathe more deeply, and with vigorous exercise, you may feel out of breath.4
This is important, especially if you’ve been inactive for a while. If you have type 1 diabetes, talk to your doctor about reducing the risk of hypoglycemia during and after your workouts.
Make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes that fit properly and your MedicAlert® bracelet or necklace.
Take a fast-acting carbohydrate with you in case you experience low glucose levels.
This is important to do if you take insulin or medications that increase the release of insulin. Check your glucose level before, during, and several hours after exercise.
Vigorous physical activity should only be started after you’ve been physically active for a while and only once you’ve gotten approval from your doctor.
You have trouble with exercise, feel a lot of discomfort during exercise (e.g., joint pain, pain in the chest or arms, lightheadedness, shortness of breath), or if you experience frequent episodes of low glucose.
For tips on adding extra “stick” to your sensor and ensuring it doesn’t come off during exercise, visit the FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor section of this website.
The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the Compatibility Guide (PDF 69 KB) for more information about device compatibility before using the app.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check the Compatibility Guide (PDF 69 KB) for more information about device compatibility before using the app.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitoring system is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in people aged 4 years and older with diabetes mellitus. Always read and follow the label/insert.
The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is indicated for measuring interstitial fluid glucose levels in adults aged 18 years and older with diabetes mellitus. Always read and follow the label/insert.
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