In celebration of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Divabetic’s kicking to the curb all the common myths associated with diabetes. Of course, were going to do it with style! Thompson Twins’ biggest hit from the 80′s ”Lies, Lies, Lies” helps us to dispel DIABETES MYTH #5: People with diabetes shouldn’t exercise.
FACT: No, the exact opposite is true: Exercise is key for any diabetes treatment plan. Exercise helps people living with diabetes to improve use of insulin and lower and/or maintain weight. Unfortunately, exercise is often the most overlooked weapon in the arsenal against this disease, underestimated by both patients and healthcare providers. If you haven’t been active in a long time, have other medical conditions and/or mobility issues, then it’s wise to talk to your doctor first before starting on an exercise regimen. But barring severe disability or serious complications, physical activity of some sort—and this doesn’t have to mean working out at a gym—should be done regularly by everyone with diabetes, regardless of age.
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