Whatever you want to call it—exercise, physical activity, or working out—getting your blood flowing and heart pumping is key to your health and blood sugarBlood sugarOr blood glucose. The main sugar (glucose) found in the blood, and the body’s main source of energy. control. Whether it’s doing more of what you love, or adding activities you haven’t tried yet, a little extra movement can go a long way toward keeping you healthier.
Your doctor or diabetes care teamDiabetes care teamYour diabetes care team may include: a primary care doctor, a diabetes and hormone doctor (endocrinologist), a registered nurse, a diabetes educator, a dietician, a heart doctor (cardiologist), a foot doctor (podiatrist), an eye doctor (ophthalmologist/optometrist), a kidney doctor (nephrologist), a dentist, a pharmacist, and a mental health professional. can help you create a plan that’s right for you and help make sure it’s safe. Be sure to check with them before you start or change your exercise plan.
With all of these benefits, doesn’t trying to move more make sense? Talk to your diabetes care team about ways you can get going.
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There is no downside to getting more exercise. Go for it!
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