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Physical activity is crucial for managing diabetes as it helps control blood sugar levels, improves insulin sensitivity, and reduces the risk of complications. Regular exercise also benefits heart health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life.
Being physically active can bring several benefits to individuals with diabetes, including:
Improved blood sugar control: Physical activity helps to lower blood sugar levels by increasing insulin sensitivity, allowing glucose to be used more effectively by the body's cells.
Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease: Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, but regular physical activity can help to reduce this risk by improving cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and overall heart health.
Weight management: Exercise can help individuals with diabetes manage their weight by burning calories, increasing metabolism, and building lean muscle mass.
Increased energy levels: Regular physical activity can boost energy levels and reduce fatigue, making it easier to manage diabetes symptoms.
Improved mood: Exercise can also improve mood and reduce stress levels, which can be beneficial for individuals with diabetes who may be dealing with the emotional toll of managing a chronic illness.
Lowered risk of complications: By improving overall health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, regular physical activity can also help to lower the risk of diabetes-related complications, such as nerve damage, kidney disease, and eye problems.
However, it's important to consult a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise regimen.
Listen to the podcast by our community leader Andi Balog, about getting back on track with your physical activity goals:
Please remember, it is important to consult with a doctor or diabetes healthcare professional for personalised advice and guidance on how to manage diabetes.
Remember to always seek advice from your medical practitioner before changing anything about your diabetes management. The above information is not medical advice.
Welcome to Glucology by IBD Medical !
It all began in 2016 when our founder wanted to make daily life easier by simplifying diabetes management. He realised that IBD Medical had the potential to ease the burden of people living with diabetes and empower them. This was when Glucology was born in 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
Glucology was created by IBD Medical and designed to provide stylish, discrete and innovative solutions for people living with diabetes. It gives people access to a bespoke line of support products at an affordable price.