Healthy You - Exercise and Diabetes

​A well-rounded exercise routine

As anyone with type 2 diabetes knows, managing this condition is an ongoing task. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that exercising consistently can lower blood glucose and improve your A1C, which may allow you to reduce medications or insulin used to manage your diabetes. Whether you have an established exercise regime or are looking to add movement to your weekly routine, it is important to include a mix of aerobic exercise, strength training and stability work. Each type of exercise contributes to your body’s ability to manage diabetes.

Recommendations include:
Aerobic Exercise 5 days/week
Stability Training 2-3 days/Week
Strength Training 2-3 days/week

For more details on each type of exercise and samples of simple exercises you can do at home, the gym, or even the office read the full article in our Spring/Summer edition of our Hill Physicians Members' Magazine Healthy You.

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