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Regular exercise may help you improve diabetes control
Exercise is like taking a diabetes pill. When you exercise, you burn up the glucose in your blood and your blood sugar
levels drop. Isn’t that great?
Your body is like a car. A car
needs fuel to move, and your cells burn up the glucose in your blood, which is their fuel, whenever you do any physical activity.
This is the way exercise lowers your blood glucose levels.
helps your cells be more sensitive to the action of insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. Normally, when the pancreas releases insulin, the insulin links to certain receptors
in your liver, fat and liver cells that function like doormen to let glucose come in and be converted into energy or be stored
as fat. Exercise helps these receptors work properly and allow glucose to enter your cells.
Other benefits of exercise are:
· Improve the function of your cardiovascular
· Reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol
· Help insulin work well.
Help you control your weight.
· Decrease your stress level.
Increase your general sense of well-being.
Find out how you can take advantage of the benefits of exercise
to help you live well with diabetes.