Swimming stretches and relaxes muscles and does not put pressure on your wrists, which is ideal for people with diabetes. Studies have shown that swimming improves cholesterol levels, burns calories and reduces stress levels in diabetic individuals.
To make the best use of swimming, it is recommended that you swim at least three times a week for at least ten minutes and gradually increase the duration of the exercise. Make sure you have a snack and monitor blood sugar. Finally, inform the lifeguard about your diabetic condition before entering the pool.