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Exercising

An active lifestyle that includes regular exercise helps you keep your body weight under control, potentially lowering your risk for complications from diabetes, including DME.

Exercising tips – Here are some tips for becoming more active and staying in great shape!

1

Start slow

Doing a little bit more every time you exercise can help make a difference.

2

Make small changes to your routine

A simple way to improve your fitness is to walk more often. How about walking to the shops instead of taking the car? And household activities like gardening, spending time playing with your kids, and DIY also count!

3

Make sure it’s fun!

Find an activity you enjoy, whether it’s walking in the park, or aikido. Getting fit with friends can also help to make it enjoyable and motivating for you.

4

Set goals

Setting goals in the right way will help you increase your chances of success. This is where the goal setting and tracking features of the Vision Coach app come in handy.

Further help

Key patient resources

Understand where you are and what you need to do

Use our checklists to prepare for appointments

See what most DME patients want to know about

An easy-to-understand guide to the medical terms