Spread the word. Be sure coaches or other adults know that your child has diabetes, can spot the signs of low blood sugar (such as shakiness, sweating and irritability), and know how to respond.
Keep snack foods nearby. Depending on how hard and how long your child works out, he or she may need to eat extra snacks. Your child should also carry – or have access to – glucose tablets.
Check and check again. Your child’s doctor may advise checking your child’s blood sugar before and after exercise and every half hour during it. Also be aware that exercise, especially if it’s strenuous, may affect blood sugar for up to 24 hours after your child was active.