Help
This module used for develpment of drugotc store This module used for develpment of drugotc store

line

Home > Health Topics > Health and Fitness > Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk for Diabetes Complications

Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk for Diabetes Complications

A low level of physical fitness is as strong a risk factor for mortality as smoking, according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. But the power to improve your blood glucose control is in your hands — and feet! Physical activity can be as powerful as glucose-lowering medication, with fewer side effects. Regular physical activity can:

• Improve fitness

• Increase vigor

• Improve blood-glucose control

• Decrease insulin resistance

• Improve lipid profile and blood pressure

• Help maintain weight loss

• Reduce mortality rates


The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) recommends 150 minutes of aerobic exercise and three sessions of resistance exercise per week. (Most people living with diabetes currently do not meet these targets, according to the CDA.] Before beginning an exercise program, you'll want to talk with your doctor about any of the following health issues that might affect you:

• Diabetic neuropathy, especially in the feet

• Dizziness during or after exercise

• Any symptoms of heart disease, such as chest discomfort


Of course, you'll also want to talk with your doctor about monitoring your blood-glucose levels when you're exercising.


Remember, a physical-activity program is generally safe and reduces health problems in persons with diabetes. Being inactive generally carries much more risk than being active. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, at your next visit, about creating the right exercise plan for you.

 

— Source: Canadian Diabetes Association

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Health Connection, May 2013

email exclusives

Get the latest health news, special deals by email

Customer Service

About Us        Contact Us       My Account       Shipping

Returns        Privacy Policy       Site Map       Advertise With Us

Payment Options

Follow Us