Friday, June 4, 2010

Managing Diabetes with Exercise

As you may know, the major problem which is suffered by diabetics is their high blood sugar level. Other than consuming GTF Products and regulate the metabolism rate of the body, what else can we do to curb the problem?

While allowing GTF do wonders in your body, exercise is an important activity which is a MUST, especially for diabetics. For a normal person who does not have any serious illnesses, leading a sedentary lifestyle can cause a lot of problems, such as obesity. But for a diabetic who does not exercise (or in other words, also leading a sedentary lifestyle), it is like wasting a golden opportunity in lifting up suffering sensations as far as diabetes is concerned.

This is because by exercising, a person's blood glucose level can be controlled, it can keep your weight down, it helps keeping your blood pressure down, other than that, it also raise your HDL (High density lipoprotein) level, which is good cholesterol, and helps lower LDL (Low density lipoprotein) level, which is also known as bad cholesterol.

But still, many diabetics are afraid of getting started in exercising. The reason why is because they are afraid of getting hypoglycemia, a condition where blood glucose produced is lower than the normal level. But theoretically, Type 2 diabetic patients will have no problem by doing exercises such as brisk walking, jogging, cycling, tai chi and others. Each session should not last less than thirty minutes. However for beginners, if you have not done exercise for a long time, you should start with some light exercises, and catching up slowly over time.

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