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Step 4: Go!

Start exercising a few days a week and slowly build up from there. Try a 10-minute walk three days a week. On two other days, stretch for 5 minutes. Gradually add 5 or 10 more minutes of exercise each day. For most people, a healthy goal is 30 minutes of moderate exercise such as walking most days of the week.

Each time you exercise, write down how long you worked out and your blood sugar levels before and after. Over time, you'll see how exercise improves your blood sugar.

Take it slowly at first and listen to your body. As you get used to exercise, you can start to make your workout more challenging. Add more time to your activity or increase your pace a little. You might be surprised at what you can do -- and how much you enjoy it.