How does exercise affect diabetes?
If you have diabetes, being active makes your body more sensitive to insulin (the hormone that allows cells in your body to use blood sugar for energy), which helps manage your diabetes. Physical activity also helps control blood sugar levels and lowers your risk of heart disease and nerve damage.
What is the best exercise for diabetics?
- Walking. Walking is a low-impact activity that many people enjoy.
- Water aerobics.
- High intensity interval training.
- Weight training.
Can you fight diabetes with exercise?
Exercise helps manage prediabetes and type 2 diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels and improving insulin sensitivity throughout the body. Here’s how: Taking Up Excess Glucose An immediate benefit of exercise is lowering excessively high blood sugar levels, Dr. Kazlauskaite says.