Exercise not only helps with weight management but should be an integral part of your diabetes treatment protocol. Reduction of cardiovascular risk is one of the greatest benefits for any person with diabetes. That, together with a reduction in blood glucose levels that is not medication-dependent is a bonus!
Not only will exercise increase your energy expenditure, it helps to protect against osteoporosis, lower your blood pressure and even help with depression. Choosing an exercise that you enjoy and can sustain over time is key to ensuring that you can continue with the program for years to come. You do not have to run for hours on end or do boring exercises. Try partnering with a friend or family member to keep you committed and accountable.