Heart Wise Exercise for Diabetes

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute partnered with local diabetes educators to ensure Heart Wise Exercise programs are suitable for people living with diabetes.  

If you are living with diabetes, regular exercise is an important part of keeping it under control. Find out more about how much exercise is recommended by the Canadian Diabetes Association.

If you have diabetes, it is best to visit a diabetes educator in your community.  Use this Government of Ontario tool to find a diabetes education program near you. 

Benefits of HWE Classes
  • Provide a safe environment to exercise if you live with diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Helps to motivate you to integrate exercise into your daily routine
  • Being physically active improves blood sugar management 

Who Is Eligible?
Anyone can participate in Heart Wise Exercise classes, if their doctor has recommended physical activity for them.