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Diabetes & the Benefits of Physical Activity

A newly diagnosed patient with diabetes, started incorporating physical activity into his daily routine. His diabetes healthcare team explained to him the benefits of having a physical activity program, and he now enjoys a healthier life.

Starting a physical activity program can improve your blood sugar levels and reduced the need for diabetes medications.

Benefits of Regular Activity:

  • Helps to lower blood glucose levels
  • Improves blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Enhances muscle strength, tone and endurance
  • Weight loss and maintenance of desirable weight
  • Increases emotional well-being
  • Improves overall health, increases energy levels, and reduces stress

Effects of Activity on Blood Glucose Levels

One of the benefits of exercise is the lowering of blood glucose levels. It is important that you recognize symptoms of low blood glucose, so that you can be prepared to treat this condition.

Stop the activity and check your blood sugar if you feel:

  • Shaky, weak or hungry
  • Improves blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Dizziness or headaches
  • Weight loss and maintenance of desirable weight
  • Sweating
  • Problems with vision

If you experience these symptoms and your blood glucose is low, eat a snack. Always have glucose tablets, fruit, juice regular soda or fast-acting glucose nearby.

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