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What are the benefits of exercising if I have diabetes?

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Over time, it can help your A1c level, which reflects your blood sugar control over the past 3 months. Plus, exercise makes you less likely to get heart disease, and it can help you lose weight when coupled with dieting.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Blood Glucose Control and Exercise" and "Injury-Free Exercise -- 11 Quick Safety Tips." 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes."

American Diabetes Association. , January 2014. Diabetes Care

Wayne Westcott, PhD, instructor of exercise science, Quincy College.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Blood Glucose Control and Exercise" and "Injury-Free Exercise -- 11 Quick Safety Tips." 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes."

American Diabetes Association. , January 2014. Diabetes Care

Wayne Westcott, PhD, instructor of exercise science, Quincy College.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

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