Guidance and Resources for Exercising with Diabetes

Regular exercise benefits EVERYONE, keeping our muscles and joints strong, lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and keeping the heart healthy.  For people with diabetes, exercise also lowers blood glucose levels and level of insulin resistance.  Insulin resistance is a condition in which muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin.

C  mfottler My Documents My Pictures Blog ParentAndChildWhether you have been sedentary for several years or contemplating a new fitness program, getting started may seem overwhelming.  Considerations such as health, safety, time constraints, and doing the “right” exercises must be factored in.  High blood pressure and certain diabetes complications make some activities inadvisable, so get a checkup with your physician before starting a formal exercise regime or increasing physical exertion levels.

Once you have seen your doctor and know you’re physically ready, consider some of the following books to get you mentally motivated to start a sensible program:

As you can see, you have options and support for attaining or maintaining a fit and fabulous body, even with diabetes!

Holly Aglialoro
Guest Blogger and Fitness Enthusiast