Wondering why physical activity is so important?
Regular activity is a key part of managing diabetes along with proper meal planning, taking medications as prescribed, and stress management.
When you are active, your cells become more sensitive to insulin so it can work more efficiently. Your cells also remove glucose from the blood using a mechanism totally separate from insulin during exercise.
So, exercising consistently can lower blood glucose and improve your A1C. When you lower your A1C, you may be able to take fewer diabetes pills or less insulin.
Physical activity is also important for your overall well being, and can help with many other health conditions.