13 December, 2016
The Health Promotion Board recently launched a campaign on battling diabetes through having an active lifestyle.
Most people know the value and importance of exercise, but this is all the more so when one is diagnosed with diabetes. Regular physical activity together with proper meal planning, taking medications as prescribed and managing stress can help you to manage and live better.
One of the main reasons for physical activity being a great choice in battling diabetes is that your cells become more sensitive to insulin and are better able to take up glucose from your blood for energy.
The contraction of your muscles also triggers your cells to take up glucose without the need for insulin.
This is why regular physical activity being able to can lower blood glucose and improve your HbA1 C. When your HbA1C becomes lower, you may be able to take fewer diabetes pills or reduce the amount of insulin you need.
To find out more on the benefits of exercise when dealing with diabetes, visit the following links below:
Stay Active with Diabetes
Losing Weight with Diabetes