Exercise reduces the severity of the disease and the long term complications of diabetes.
In effect, a well-planned and-regular exercise regimen can be very beneficial if made a part and parcel of everyday life, more so if one has diabetes. Exercise has the advantages of controlling the blood sugar levels without taking additional medications.
Overall regular exercise cannot only help in better control of blood sugar but also helps with control of weight and blood pressure as it lowers the bad cholesterol and raises the level of good cholesterol in the blood. Exercise can reduces the risk of heart disease and nerve damage, the risks of which are higher with diabetes.
Sedentary people have shriveled hearts and most of us who do not exercise have an atrophied body. - Bruce B. Dan, 1984