For diabetes management regular exercise is very important. If you are diabetic patient, or are at risk of diabetes, then exercise plays an important role in keeping you healthy. A key part of managing diabetes is doing regular exercise along with taking medication as prescribed, stress management and proper meal planning. When you are active then your cells become more responsive to insulin (a hormone produced in the pancreas, which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood) so it can work more powerfully and also remove glucose (the food you eat gets digested and broken down into a sugar which body cells can use) which is the simplest forms of sugar. Exercise is also important for your well being, and it can help with many other health conditions.

Iqra Tariq 1Iqra Tariq serves as Clinical Psychologist at Willing ways Lahore. She had done her Master’s in Applied Psychology, from Lahore Garrison University, Lahore. And graduated from Defence Degree College, Lahore. She has also worked with slow learner, autistic children’s and ADHD children in Turning Point, Lahore.She participated in various workshops on occupational therapies, stress management, autism, art therapy, positive psychology and learning disorders.

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For a person with diabetes exercise helps:

  • Insulin to work better (diabetes management)
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better control of weight
  • Stronger muscles
  • Stronger bones
  • Improved mood
  • Better sleep
  • Reduce  risk of heart disease
  • Reduce stress.


Exercise Tips:

There are several considerations that are important for the individual with diabetes. Aerobic exercises (including walking, tennis, jogging, swimming, basketball and biking) are recommended, but taking protective measures for physical activity involving.