Exercise and Blood Sugar

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How does exercise affect my blood sugars?

Exercise and Blood Sugar

Exercise is an important part of diabetic management, not only in terms of losing excess weight, but also in stabilizing your metabolism to provide a consistent "burn" of your body sugars for fuel.

Low-impact exercise which elevates your heart rate also elevates your metabolism, which tends to stay at a more constant level if your exercise regularly. This helps to moderate sugar usages so that you do not have the dramatic highs and lows, and associated symptoms of blood sugar fluctuation.

Stable blood sugars decrease the risk of complications, such as heart disease, kidney disease and stroke.

Talk with your physician about how exercise impacts your disease. He or she can help you find the right exercise program to help stabilize your metabolism to better control your blood sugars.

   

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