When you exercise, even just moderate walking, your heart beats faster and your muscles get put to work. The result is you use up the sugar in your blood stream. According to WebMD, this can mean overall lower blood sugar levels and can make the insulin in your body work better — but we don’t need doctors or the internet to tell us this!
I have experienced first hand that regular exercise makes me feel fetter and makes my blood sugar easier to manage. That is why I try to exercise first thing in the morning, 4-5 times a week. Why first thing in the morning? First, so life doesn’t get in the way and make me miss my work outs. Second, because after working out in the morning, I feel better all day. I find my blood sugar readings are better and often I have to take less insulin.
Give it a try! Commit to at least 30 minutes of physical activity every morning (or at least 4-5 times a week). Give yourself the weekends off, but make regular exercise part of your every day routine!
Is exercise a part of your daily routine? How does it make a difference in your diabetes management? Share it with us!