Regular Exercise Key in Control of Type 2 Diabetes

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Researchers found that regular exercise helps better manage blood sugar levels in those with type 2 diabetes. In fact, boosting exercise levels alone offered twice the benefit of efforts aimed at improving diet, exercise and medication adherence all at once.

Because Type 2 diabetes is closely linked to obesity, proper diet and exercise are critical focus areas in managing the disease. So why did exercise alone provide such an improvement? Dr. Vicki Conn, who led the study, stated that the results may be due to the fact that it is easier for people to focus on one thing at a time. Trying to make too many changes may actually overwhelm people.

The good news is that study participants benefited from the regular exercise focus regardless of their weight or how poor their blood sugar control had been in the past.

SOURCE: Diabetologia, May 2007.

I hate to say it again, but exercise is back to haunt you. It is one thing you can count on to help get your diabetes under control. With the right nutrients, diet and exercise, this study again tells you to get with it and get exercising to help this disease process. It is easy and it is a way of life if you want to enjoy a long life, that is. Benzinger On Health supplies much of what you need to accomplish these simple goals. So, just do it!

God Bless,
Dr. Benzinger