Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of people all over the world, and one cannot just relax and be comfortable about this disease. As you probably know, no particular medicine or cure is there yet for resolving diabetes. However, there are many treatment measures available for the control of diabetes and to deal with its damaging impact on the body. Simple diabetes control procedures, taking insulin (for type 2 diabetes if medications are insufficient for treatment), a balanced nutrition and staying physically active with some workouts are some of the best ways to deal with this disease.
How to Stay Physically Active With Diabetes?
Even if you have diabetes, you can work out and do Aerobic exercises, Strength training exercises, Flexibility exercises or stretching exercises and more. Even if you cannot work out or do not like to, you can be on the move all through the day by working in the garden, using the stairs rather than the elevator, walking instead of driving whenever possible etc.
How to Exercise Right With Diabetes?
Aerobic exercises help with insulin sensitivity. Along with proper nutrition, these workouts can reduce body fat and reinstate normal glucose metabolism. On very moist or hot days, it is advisable that you avoid exercising outdoors. Before as well as after you exercise, drink a cup of cold water. This can be the best way to avoid dehydration.
You can get the help of a personal trainer to set up a Type 2 diabetic program for you and help you with working out properly. Diabetics need to use extra caution for preparing a workout plan, as they have insufficient insulin (Type 1 DM). Or it could be that the insulin in their body is unable to stimulate the uptake of glucose (Type 2 DM).
How necessary are Exercises for Diabetes Management?
Exercise is important, whether you are suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Even an active lifestyle can reduce the severity of diabetes and reduce long-term complication risks associated with the condition. It can be useful in reducing insulin sensitivity.
For diabetics, workouts along with good nutrition can help reduce fat and aid in the regulation of glucose metabolism. Good nutrition and exercises can increase your lifespan and make you live longer, despite diabetes. You have to test glucose levels before, as well as after workouts (although after 3 – 5 hours). Effective nutrition, rest and exercise are the best ways to avoid Type II diabetes. Take time off to de-stress as well.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Johnson is the founder of Healthy Reports. He is a seasoned researcher and author with over 15 years of experience. He has a unique combination of experience and skills in nutrition, dietetics, and communication.