Health and Nutrition
Living with Diabetes
Diabetes is a common and currently incurable disease in which too much glucose (sugar) is present in the blood. It occurs when the body can't use glucose properly, either because there is a lack of insulin, or because the insulin available doesn't work the right way. Diabetes causes the sugar to build up in your blood.
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Finding out you have diabetes is not the end of the world. Many people with diabetes lead active, full and long lives. Being aware of what makes your blood sugar rise and fall, and finding out easy ways to maintain your blood sugar within the target range is extremely important. There are several practical steps you can take to successfully manage your diabetes. Very often a few simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference.
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Exercise and Diabetes
Physical activity is particularly good for you if you have diabetes. That's because physical activity helps burn excess body fat, keeping weight down and improving muscle strength. It also helps insulin work better to lower blood glucose, and it can improve circulation and bone density. Plus it gives you more energy and reduces stress.
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