Control Diabetes with regular exercise

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by admin on January 12, 2011

Exercise and Diabetes.

Diabetes is the disease where too much glucose is found in blood.  It happens because the patient’s body does not produce enough insulin or can not use properly. Then in that condition glucose build up in blood instead of moving into the cells and supplied to various organs.

Love or hate, exercise is important if you want to keep your blood sugar to optimal levels. And do not forget all the other benefits, such as sleep better at night, keep your weight under control and feel better in general. But I do not think it gives one pause the next time you feel too lazy to go to the gym, said the experts, it is possible to exercise too.

So how much exercise should go? Recommendations are of about a half hour of moderate exercise five or more days per week. Walking, swimming, cycling and dancing are a few options. And add some weight training and exercises to help build muscles.

Talk to your Doctor as to what kind of exercise would be suitable for you.  Many Doctors prescribe  aerobic exercises, which results in breathing more deeply and makes your heart work harder.  Aerobic exercises like brisk walking, jogging, dance or bicycling can be undertaken.

You need to  start your exercise slowly.  Gradually increase  its time and pace. Though there are risks involved  the benefits are more than risks.  Exercise help to change the body’s reaction to insulin.

For safety during exercise follow these guidelines

*Check glucose before exercise, and if less than 100, eat a quick snack. Bring food or glucose tablets with you when you exercise

*If you are diabetic, do not skip a meal at all, but this is more important to remember before you exercise.

*Wear cotton socks and waterproof shoes, and check the feet for sores, blisters and other injuries.

*Diabetes person needs to should wear shoes that fit well and offer plenty of room while exercising. Otherwise it can develop blisters or some kind of sores on the feet.

*Drink plenty of fluids  before, during and after exercise as you need it. Dehydration can affect  blood sugar in the blood.

*If you suffer from diabetes complications, your doctor may ask you to avoid certain types of training. For example,  a heavy weight can be dangerous for people with blood pressure, eye problems or blood vessels.

*Do not exercise if blood sugar is above 300 or if their fasting blood glucose level is above 250 and you have ketones in the urine.

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