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If I have diabetes, can working out help balance my blood sugar?

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One of the many benefits of working out is that it helps keep your blood sugar in balance. You're also more likely to keep the pounds off if you're active.

SOURCES:

Cathy Nonas, RD, senior adviser, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Christine Gerbstadt, MD, MPH, RD, author, medical director, Mobile Medical Corp. Doctor's Detox Diet: The Ultimate Weight Loss Prescription;

Luigi Meneghini, MD, Miami endocrinologist.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Taking Care of Your Diabetes at Special Times."

Larry C. Deeb, MD, pediatric endocrinologist, Tallahassee, FL.

American Diabetes Association: "Healthy Weight Loss."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 09, 2017

SOURCES:

Cathy Nonas, RD, senior adviser, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Christine Gerbstadt, MD, MPH, RD, author, medical director, Mobile Medical Corp. Doctor's Detox Diet: The Ultimate Weight Loss Prescription;

Luigi Meneghini, MD, Miami endocrinologist.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Taking Care of Your Diabetes at Special Times."

Larry C. Deeb, MD, pediatric endocrinologist, Tallahassee, FL.

American Diabetes Association: "Healthy Weight Loss."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 09, 2017

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