Exercise Program

Exercise programs are important in the management of diabetes, especially in the management of type 2 diabetes. It is important for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes to develop a program that will work for him or her. It is important to workout, at least 5 days every week.

Whether we call it exercise, workout or increased activity, it is geared toward the wellness of the person with diabetes or prediabetes. It is important for everyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes to make exercise plans or workout schedule and stick to it.

Benefits of Diabetes Exercise Program

There are so many benefits in increasing activity for the person with diabetes or prediabetes.

This is because exercise improves the body’s use of insulin and helps the body to burn energy. Regular activity also increases the basal metabolic rate, which is the energy the body burns when the person is at rest or sleeping.

Exercise to lose weight can help in many ways in type 2 diabetes. It helps to burn the energy and raise metabolic rate. The calories burned during exercise help the person lose weight. When an overweight person loses weight, the insulin in the body becomes more efficient, the person has more energy and diabetes is better controlled.

Some of the benefits of working out are listed below:

  • Lower blood glucose or blood sugar
  • Increase energy
  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce fat and lose weight
  • Prevent or delay type 2 diabetes
  • Normalize blood pressure
  • Reduce bad cholesterol
  • Increase good cholesterol
  • Maintain strong heart
  • Reduce risk of heart disease, including heart attack
  • Reduce the risk of stroke
  • Maintain strong bones and joints
  • Reduce risk for fall

Kinds of Diabetic Exercise




  • Being active every day
  • Aerobic exercise, like exercise bike and recumbent exercise bike
  • Strength training
  • Stretches
  • General workout
  • Exercise machines
  • Exercise dvds, can be used for aerobics, like the zumba
  • Free exercise program
  • Walking for exercise
  • Forearm exercise equipment
  • Stair stepper exercise equipment *
  • Eye exercise
  • Hot exercise
  • Exercise for seniors



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