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Why is it important for someone with diabetes to be active?

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Getting active is especially good for people with diabetes because:

Before you start, talk with your doctor. If you have high blood pressure or eye problems, some exercises like weight lifting may not be safe. Your doctor or nurse will help you find safe exercises.

  • It helps keep your weight down.
  • Your insulin may lower your blood sugar more easily.
  • It helps your heart and lungs work better.
  • Exercise gives you more energy.

SOURCES:

Diabetes Care : "Clinical practice recommendations."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. Atlanta, GA. 1991. The prevention and treatment of complications of diabetes mellitus: A guide for primary care practitioners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. . Atlanta, GA. 1991. Take charge of your diabetes: A guide for care

The New England Journal of Medicine : "The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus."

Peragallo-Dittko, V., Godley, K., & Meyer, J. (2nd edition). Chicago: American Association of Diabetes Educators. 1993. A core curriculum for diabetes education

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 26, 2018

SOURCES:

Diabetes Care : "Clinical practice recommendations."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. Atlanta, GA. 1991. The prevention and treatment of complications of diabetes mellitus: A guide for primary care practitioners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation. . Atlanta, GA. 1991. Take charge of your diabetes: A guide for care

The New England Journal of Medicine : "The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus."

Peragallo-Dittko, V., Godley, K., & Meyer, J. (2nd edition). Chicago: American Association of Diabetes Educators. 1993. A core curriculum for diabetes education

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 26, 2018

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