Physical Activity For Diabetes

There are many benefits to getting regular physical activity. Before engaging in any exercise check with your doctor what is safe for you to do. It can help to lower your blood glucose and for those who are insulin resistant like the Type 2's it can make your insulin work better.

For most people walking is an excellent program. Try using a pedometer to track 10,000 steps a day or about 5 miles.  Make physical activity a daily part of your life. Choose things that you enjoy such as bike riding, gardening or walking your dog. Keep a record of how physical activity affects your glucose and share with your health provider.

Options for 10,000 Step Programs

The Institute of Medicine recommends one hour of walking for those who are trying to lose weight.

National Institute of Health NIH Senior Health has a wealth of information on getting started with exercise.


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