How Does Exercise Help Manage Diabetes?

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Diabetes can very well be managed by exercise in many ways. One of the [xx] of diabetes, type 2 diabetes that is that we like to stress with patients is the importance of keeping a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet. This really helps diabetes type 2 all around, not only from treatment to prevention to management all of that and above.

So one of the ways that patients can help manage their diabetes really is by exercising, aerobic exercise, walking, getting on the treadmill, these are all the things that can be very helpful for you. You just want that make sure that your heart is healthy and your doctor gives you the OK to do aerobic exercise, but aerobic exercise, walking et cetera are really great ways to help manage your type 2 diabetes.

Some suggestions I often give to my patients really include incorporating exercise into daily lives. If you don't have time to dedicate 30 minutes to the gym three times a week if that's OK there are other ways to get you exercise, things I suggest include taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking your car far away from your work or your place of employment, and making sure you walk a little bit longer, if you get a pedometer sometimes that can be helpful and you know just how much you're actually walking and sometimes actually the girls at my office the staff at my office they do this great thing where at lunch time, they walk around the building to get some exercise, so a group of friends this can be a great activity, you want to make sure that you incorporate exercise into many aspects of your life.

This will really help you get the exercise that you need.