The best activities for you are vigorous aerobic exercises. Aerobic exercises use the large muscle groups, and improve stamina and overall health. Ask your diabetes educator for more information about aerobic exercise, or take a look at Exercise & Diabetes , a pamphlet-workbook by Jean Kapetanios (order from Area Health and Education Center, 81 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605) or The Diabetic's Sports and Exercise Book by June Biermann and Barbara Toohey.
Exercise and Diabetes
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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...