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Why is it important for people with type 1 diabetes to exercise?

It's important for people with type 1 diabetes to exercise because being activie helps insulin to keep blood glucose levels in the correct range. Exercise lowers blood glucose. When people are physically active, their body is working extra hard so their cells use up lots of fuel (glucose) and their blood glucose levels go down.

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