Physical activity and exercise play a crucial role in the management of diabetes. Movement can help improve blood sugar control, increase insulin sensitivity, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and improve overall health and well-being.

Here are some of the benefits of movement when living with diabetes:

    1. Improved blood sugar control: Regular physical activity can help regulate blood sugar levels by increasing insulin sensitivity, which means that the body can use insulin more efficiently to control blood sugar levels.
    2. Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease: People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Exercise can help reduce that risk by improving cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, and reducing body fat.
    3. Increased insulin sensitivity: Exercise can increase insulin sensitivity, allowing the body to use insulin more efficiently to control blood sugar levels.
    4. Improved mental health: Physical activity has been shown to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
    5. Better weight control: Exercise can help people with diabetes maintain a healthy weight, which is important for overall health and blood sugar control.

It’s important to note that people with diabetes should speak with their healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program to ensure that it’s safe and appropriate for their individual needs and health status.



Harry Bouckley
Exercise Physiologist 

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