Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

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The amount of diabetic patients have considerably increased worldwide throughout the past few years. Lifestyle has a high impact in developing Diabetes. Day (2002 ) states “ Keeping fit is an essential aspect of maintaining good control of diabetes”( page 190 ). Exercise is essential for people with Diabetes to achieve better blood glucose control. Although regular exercise has a positive impact on both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes as it improves blood glucose balance, it appears to be more beneficial to the people with Type 2 Diabetes. Regular exercise helps to reduce weight and to minimise the risk of coronary heart disease. Regular exercise increases insulin sensitivity and also improves glucose tolerance. Additionally regular exercise helps to relieve stress in people (Hillson, 2015,page 234). People who are very physically active have got a good self- esteem. Although, exercise is considered very well for type 2 diabetic patients, intense exercise can cause danger. A higher percentage of men are …show more content…
Diabetics are more prone to have stress fracture of lower limbs during exercises due to neuropathy vascular disease and low bone density than non diabetic. Injuries to upper extremities are also common in Diabetic due to high popularity of periarthritis of shoulder joints. People who are involved in intense exercise for a long time may get musculoskeletal injuries. It is necessary to discuss the risks to the patient by the health care team and avoid to happen this. Although the risk of hypoglycaemia is much greater in type 1 Diabetic ,Type 2 Diabetic who takes insulin or sulphonylureas are at risk of having hypoglycaemia especially with people who are doing strenuous exercises. It is important that to educate people about various strategies to reduce the chances of hypoglycaemia during and after

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