Importance Of Exercise In Diabetes By Iqra Tariq
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Importance Of Exercise In Diabetes By Iqra Tariq

For diabetes management regular exercise is very important. If you are diabetic patient, or are at risk of diabetes, then exercise plays an important role in keeping you healthy. A key part of managing diabetes is doing regular exercise along with taking medication as prescribed, stress management and proper meal planning.

When you are active then your cells become more responsive to insulin (a hormone produced in the pancreas, which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood) so it can work more powerfully and also remove glucose (the food you eat gets digested and broken down into a sugar which body cells can use) which is the simplest forms of sugar. Exercise is also important for your well being, and it can help with many other health conditions.

For a person with diabetes exercise helps:

• Insulin to work better (diabetes management)

• Lower blood pressure

• Better control of weight

• Stronger muscles

• Stronger bones

• Improved mood

• Better sleep

• Reduce risk of heart disease

• Reduce stress.

Exercise Tips:

There are several considerations that are important for the individual with diabetes. Aerobic exercises (including walking, tennis, jogging, swimming, basketball and biking) are recommended, but taking protective measures for physical activity involving.

• To avoid dehydration drink extra water before, during & after exercise. Drink 250 ml water after every 15 minutes or one litre per hour is recommended.

• Before doing exercise check your blood glucose levels, and after exercise to assess your requirements for extra food.

• Take extra carbohydrate before and during exercise to avoid hypo-glyceamia. Extra carbohydrate is required after exercise.

• Always check your feet before and after exercise. Lesions on the feet are serious danger for people with diabetes. It’s important to avoid foot damage especially for aged people. The use of silica gel or socks to prevent wound and keep the feet dry is important for minimizing pain to the feet. Wear comfortable shoes.

• If you have not exercised much recently, you can start it slow and gradually increase the intensity of the activity.

• Increase general physical activity which will also helpful, e.g. use stairs instead of the lift, gardening, and housework. Watching too much TV or sitting at the computer for a long time should be avoided.

• For good health, you should be doing exercise for about 30 minutes of every day. If it is not possible, then you can divide exercise throughout the day.

Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes:

People with type 1 diabetes can be performed all levels of physical activity such as recreational sports, leisure activities, and competitive professional performance. The ability to adjust the therapeutic treatment to allow safe participation and high performance has recently been recognized as an important management tactic in these individuals. In particular, the important role played by the patient in collecting self monitored blood glucose data of response to exercise and then using these data to improve performance and enhance safety is now fully accepted. If the patient has an enough knowledge of the metabolic and hormonal responses to physical activity and well-tuned self management skills then he can be avoided the risk of hypoglycemia, which can occur during, or after exercise.

General instructions that may prove helpful in regulating the glyceamic response to physical activity are as follows:

Metabolic control before exercise:

• Avoid physical activity if fasting glucose level is greater than 250 mg/dl and use caution if glucose level is greater than 300 mg/dl.

• Consume added carbohydrate if glucose level is less than 100 mg/dl.

Blood glucose monitor before and after exercise:

• Notice when changes in insulin or food intake are essential.

• Learn the glyceamic response to different physical activity conditions.

Food intake:

• Consume carbohydrate as needed to avoid hypoglyceamia.

Studies have been valuable in changing the center of attention for physical activity in diabetes from glucose control to that of an important life behavior with several benefits. In children, particular attention requires to balance glyceamic control with the normalcy of play and for this, the help of parents, athletic coaches and teachers may be essential. In the case of adolescents, hormonal changes can cause difficulty in controlling blood glucose levels. In spite of these added problems, it is clear that with careful instructions in the treatment of hypoglyceamia, physical activity and self-management can be a safe and rewarding experience for the great majority of adolescents and children with type 1 diabetes.

Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes:

Exercise is also an important part of treatment plan in type-2 diabetes along with a healthy meal plan and maintains your blood glucose level through medication or insulin. If you stay active throughout your life then you will be able to control better in diabetes and keep your blood glucose level in the proper range. Controlling blood glucose level is necessary to prevent long-term complications, e.g., kidney disease and nerve pain. Exercise has a lot of benefits, but the most important benefit is to control blood glucose (blood sugar) level. People with type 2 diabetes having too much glucose in their blood and their body does not produce enough insulin to process it, or their body does not use insulin accurately (which is called insulin resistant). Moreover, exercise can reduce the glucose in blood. In other words, it does not matter if you are insulin resistant or if you do not have enough insulin, by doing exercise your muscles acquire the glucose they need, and in turn, blood glucose level goes down. Exercise actually makes your insulin more effective. Your insulin resistance goes down when you exercise, and your cells can use the glucose more effectively. People with diabetes are at risk to developing arteriosclerosis (blocked arteries), which can lead to a heart attack. It helps in keeping your heart strong and healthy. Exercise also helps you maintain good cholesterol that helps you avoid arteriosclerosis. Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes does change your life, but making small changes to your routine can help you fit in more physical activity into your day. You need to do what works for your body and your lifestyle.

Stick with Your Exercise Plan:

Make a promise to exercise and make it a priority. Your long-term health depends on exercise, so as hard as it may be to find time or to motivate yourself to exercise, keep being active. Exercise and physical activity is necessary part of your life when you have diabetes. It can help you to avoid serious long term complications of diabetes.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Ddpyoga - The Best Beginner Workout
For this post, I want to give a testimonial on the exercise program that kickstarted my journey from being a clumsy oaf to an aspiring dancer. That program is DDPYoga. When it comes to home workouts with no equipment, this is the best beginner workout program I can humanly imagine.…
By: Bobby13 in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jun 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

3 Lessons From THE Biggest Loser
Everywhere throughout the world, after a long time, a great many individuals are bolted to their TV sets - however not to watch the most recent cleanser, or CSI. Not to watch Jay Leno or Sex in the City. Not to see who outmaneuvers, outlives and beats others in Survivor.…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jun 02, 2016  
1
  Likes: 1

2 Steps To Six Pack Abs
For one thing, I need to specify that, for most people, getting well defined abs is not a simple undertaking. It requires devotion, however it is possible! The following is a general 2-stage control that, if took after religiously for 3 months, will deliver results. Step 1: Nutrition This is…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 31, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Best Workout for Your Abs
Getting the best workout for your abs seems to take on a lot more importance when you know the summer is coming. When the nice weather comes out, people start dressing in fewer layers and showing off more of their bodies. If the thought of that makes you nervous, it's…
By: Ervin in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

5 Super Simple Exercise Tips
With each New Year comes the determination to start working out. Maybe even you made a guarantee to include more practice into your day. On the off chance that your endeavors at practicing are not going and you had arranged, investigate these tips. They may get you back on track.…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 24, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Ways to Keep Elderly Bones Healthy
Growing older does not mean a senior has to take on a slew of medical conditions, or inherit a poor quality of life. Aging simply means that one must understand what is going on with their body in order to maintain good health. As the elderly age, their bones may…
By: Jared Caplan in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

3 “must Do” - Steps To A Happier & Healthier Day
Losing pounds and keeping up the weight loss for an extended period requires some simple lifestyle adjustments. For whatever length of time that you keep your conformities inside a reasonable achieve, you ought to have the capacity to get thinner and keep it off without much shock and interruption to…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Benefits Of Exercise for Seniors
Although it may be challenging for seniors to exercise with age, maintaining mobility is crucial to increasing your health and flexibility. Exercise is proven to increase the lifespan and improve your emotional well-being for an important habit that can enhance how much you enjoy the Golden Years. When it comes…
By: Joseph smith1 in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 14, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

5 Hacks to Build More Muscle
Go big or go home! It’s the likely motto of people who want to get bigger muscles. But you can’t get bigger overnight, not even after a few days. And it will take a lot of hard work. However, there are hacks which can make the process faster, as well…
By: Baburaj Devi in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 13, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

7 Tips to Get A Beach Body This Summer
Summer is just around the corner, and like most people in Qatar and around the world, you want that beach body to flaunt. However, that is easier said than done, especially if you’ve been neglecting your health during the previous seasons. But don’t worry, there are tips to get you…
By: Baburaj Devi in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Maximizing the Fitness Benefits Of Walking
Walking is a simple but great way to get fit. It won’t cost you and you can walk just about anywhere and anytime. Even if you’re in a busy city, like in Doha, or any other area. Despite its simplicity, you have to do it properly to reap its maximum…
By: Baburaj Devi in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

5 Amazing Benefits Of Brisk Walking
‘Amazing’ and ‘Walking’ in the same sentence seems a tad strange, since walking seems so simple. However, walking does have a lot for great benefits. And when its brisk walking, great can transform into amazing as fast as your first step out of your Doha home. Check out these 5…
By: Baburaj Devi in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Improve Boxing Skills With Calasanz Boxing Training Centre
Learning is a never ending process in life but it is really important to know you’re moving in right direction. All the students get the best of training and get their skills improved in Boxing at Westport boxing and Calasanz martial arts. We expertise in training the activities which makes…
By: CalasanzMartinez in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 09, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Unlock Your Hip Flexors - the Muscles Hidden Survival
Unlock Your Hip Flexors Pain, malaise, and abdominal fat. It turns out we've been approaching all the wrong issues. Solution pills, yoga, meditation or abstinence ... it's not your hip flexors What are hip flexors? If you're like me, you are going to be asking now, "but the hip flexors?".…
By: amir asghar in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 09, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

What You Stand To Benefit From A Fitness Class Esher
In the modern world, weight loss is always a big challenge to an increasingly big number of people. This might be as a result of the contemporary lifestyles that involve poor eating habits and sedentary tendencies, which lead to unnecessary weight gains. People try to lose excess weight through various…
By: aby in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Mar 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 899    Report this Article