Exercise, along with diet, is the best medication for diabetes. Exercise helps the tissues of the body use the sugar that is found in the blood and hence lowers glucose levels. It makes the body respond better to insulin, even for 24 hours after the exercise. It helps create and open new blood vessels, it helps improve mood, it helps to improves sexual function, and many other things. Starting to exercise is a big challenge and it is important to do it right, so as not to hurt the body in any way. An exercise coach can help get the process started and can help to ensure that the right type of exercise is being done.
Avi Lustman is the exercise expert at our center.