Living with Diabetes

Diabetes and Exercise

Exercise is an important part of your Diabetes management plan. When you exercise, your muscles use sugar for energy. Regular physical activity also improves your body's response to insulin. Even light activities such as housework, gardening or being on your feet for extended periods of time can lower your blood sugar level.

To improve blood sugar control, the American Diabetes Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity or at least 90 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic exercise.

What can exercise do for your body?

Remember to consider the following about exercise: