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Exercise For Diabetes

Exercise is very important in managing diabetes.
Combining diet, exercise, and medicine can help control your blood sugar levels
Why is exercise important for people with diabetes?
When you exercise  your muscles use glucose for energy.
This reduces the amount of glucose in your blood.
Exercise also makes body more sensitive to insulin (insulin can do a better job of controlling Blood Sugars)

Benefits of Exercise for People with Diabetes

• Lowers blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol
• Improves circulation
• Reduces the need for insulin and oral medications
• Prevents weight gain and promotes weight loss
• Strengthens the heart, muscles, and bones
• Improves strength, flexibility, and endurance
• Improves brain function and mood
• Lowers stress
What are Guidelines for Exercise in Diabetics ?
The following guidelines can help you increase your activity level safely.
Before you begin an exercise, Doctor will screen  your heart,eyes, kidneys, feet, and nervous system
to make sure you are healthy enough for physical activity.
Type and Duration of Activity
Exercise at least 4 to 5 times per week for about 30 minutes each session. Ideally, you should exercise every day.
A good exercise program should include a 5- to 10-minute warm-up and at least 15 to 30 minutes of continuous aerobic exercise that makes your heart beat 70 % above your Resting Heart Rate followed by a 5-minute cool down.
Add muscle strengthening or resistance exercises to your routine 2 or 3 times a week.
Wear good shoes and practice proper foot care.
Drink water before, during, and after exercise to prevent dehydration.
Check your Blood Glucose before and after exercise and titrate Insulin Dose/Medication accordingly.
Always carry a fast-acting carbohydrate food such as glucose when exercising in the event blood sugar drops too low and hypoglycemia symptoms develop during exercise.
You need to choose activities that fit your physical condition, lifestyle.
Choose a type of exercise that you enjoy so that you are more likely to stick with it.
Many people with diabetes, find that easy with low-impact activities such as walking and swimming.




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