Brief, intense exercise lowers blood sugar –

Here are a few important tips regarding exercise and diabetes. Here are some high points:
– 30 minutes of high intensity exercise a week can help lower blood sugar levels for 24 hours after exercise
– this will also prevent post-meal blood sugar spikes
– Exercise helps the body use insulin more efficiently
– Short bursts of activity from 1-5 minutes is better than nothing but goal should be for 20-30 minutes a few times a week
Get your podiatrists approval if you have a sore on your foot or other foot problems before you begin exercising.

To your health,
Dr. Donald Pelto