The Effect of Exercise on Diabetes
Exercise is a very important part of any diabetes treatment plan and can help to boost overall fitness and blood sugar control. Patients with diabetes are encouraged to incorporate exercise into their daily lives. We recommend that you consult with your doctor before starting any type of exercise program.
To exercise safely with diabetes you must check your blood sugar before, during, and after any physical activity. This will allow for you to learn and understand how your body reacts to physical activity to prevent potentially dangerous blood sugar fluctuations.
Physical activity or exercise may include anything that gets you moving. Activities such as bicycling, fast walking, and swimming are good forms of light exercise. Even activities such as walking, working in the yard or dancing are considered to be physical activity. The overall goal is to become more active and to stay active in your everyday life. Increase in muscle mass and tone can lead you to become healthier and more stable as well as less prone to falls.
In 2012, it was recorded by the American Diabetes Association that 29.1 million Americans had diabetes. An estimated 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. The dedicated diabetes specialists at Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialists, PA. provide patients with dedicated care for patients through education, goal setting, and individualized treatment programs.
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