The Effects Exercise has on Diabetes Essay

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I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of five; my physician explained to me how important it was for me to keep my blood sugar levels under control. I didn’t realize until recently how beneficial exercising can be for me, and other diabetics as well. Those who suffer from diabetes can benefit from exercise; however, there are still risks involved. Before discussing how exercise affects diabetes it is important for one to know what diabetes is. “Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism-the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy”(Gerdes 13). There are two different types of diabetes, type I and type II. Type I diabetics are insulin dependent; their bodies produce little or no insulin (Beaser and Hill 8). Type I diabetes, …show more content…
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Constant exercise is especially good for diabetes. Exercising daily can help them maintain their blood sugar levels. Almost right away the body’s cells will notice their regular activity, and become more sensitive to insulin, allowing diabetics to use less medication (Beaser and Hill 70).“Although, since type 1 Diabetics can’t produce insulin, exercise can’t completely eliminate their need for insulin injections”(Poetker 1). When we exercise regularly, such as walking it makes our muscles absorb glucose, sugar in our blood. Then after a while this can help lower diabetics glucose levels by helping the insulin in their bodies react (Greenlaw 1).
Exercise improves type II diabetes in the same ways, but it may reduce their need for medication all together. (Anderson 1). People with type II diabetes find their diabetes easier to control after exercise, “regular physical activity combined with a balanced, calorie restricted diet, leads to weight loss- which further lessons insulin resistance” (American Diabetes 276).“Research suggests that exercise can actually help prevent type II diabetes” (Beaser and Hill 71).
Although constant exercise can

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