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Diabetes & Exercise

Diabetes & Exercise

Making exercise a part of your daily routine is the key factor to maintain controlled glucose levels.

How regular exercise can help people with diabetes?

  • Improves blood glucose control
  • Reduces cardiovascular risk factors
  • Contributes to weight loss
  • Improves Insulin sensitivity and assists in diminishing devoted blood glucose levels into the normal range for patients with type 2 diabetes
  • Makes great improvements in HBAIC and fitness through high level of exercise Intensity

Physical activities advices

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that people with diabetes should be advised to perform all kinds of physical activities. In the meantime, people with type 2 diabetes should be suggested to perform resistance training if the patient has:

  • No symptoms of retinopathy, neuropathy or nephropathy
  • No cardiovascular problems such as angina, embolism or aneurysm
  • No other condition that makes exercise inadvisable

Frequency and type of exercise for diabetes

  • Adult over age 18 years perform 150 min/week of moderate intensity or 75 min a week of vigorous aerobic physical activity or an equivalent combination of the two. In addition, adults also are suggested to perform resistance training three times per week.
  • Adult over age 65 years or those with disabilities should follow the adult guidelines if possible or of not allowed be as physically active as they possibly could.
  • Children with type I diabetes share the same exercise guideline with adult but because children have greater variability in blood glucose levels, particular attention is required to balance the glycemic control while doing exercise.