The Role of Physical Activity in Diabetes: Exercise for Better Blood Sugar Control

Diabetes and Physical Activity

Silver Spring, MD, is home to Exceptional Primary & Preventive Healthcare, directed by our provider Florence Odubayo, FNP, the professional, skilled, and licensed nurse practitioner who sees patients daily for diabetes management and provides help in the following.

  • Continued education/new trends in healthcare
  • Addiction/family medicine/women's health services/
  • Orthopedic/ENT/surgical/cardiac/family medicine/disease prevention of chronic illnesses

These professionals embrace preventative healthcare and teach patients how to avoid chronic long-term illnesses with all their complications, such as diabetes. They are here today to explain the impact of physical activity on diabetes.

The Impact of Exercise on Diabetes

You are undoubtedly aware of America's obesity problem. Obesity can open the doors to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, brittle bones, and much more. If you have a chronic illness like a chronic metabolic disorder like diabetes, know that you can manage this and sometimes eliminate symptoms depending on how devoted you are to the cause of "getting healthy again."

You may not be able to get rid of diabetes, but you certainly can control and manage this illness by bringing it under control. It takes work, lifestyle changes (forever changes), and medication. 

Your hard work is worth it because you avoid serious complications like infections, skin breakdown, and more. We will talk in-depth about what type of diabetes you have and how to manage it. 

Exceptional Primary and Preventative Healthcare in Silver Springs, MD, will walk on this journey with you and help you in diabetes management. We are here for you to support and encourage you to create an individualized exercise plan and explain the impact of exercise on diabetes. 

The benefits of exercise impact diabetes and other chronic illnesses significantly; some of the benefits are as follows.

  • Weight control
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Increases good cholesterol
  • Strengthens muscles/bones
  • Reduces anxiety
  • The overall feeling of wellness
  • Lowers blood glucose levels/A1C levels
  • Counters insulin resistance

Exercise impacts diabetes significantly and increases your success when you add the following. 

  • Eat balanced meals
  • Avoid refined carbs/sugar
  • Take prescribed medication 
  • Manage stress
  • Avoid/significantly decrease alcohol
  • Quit smoking
  • Lose weight 

We explain that necessary changes are not always easy, but we are here for you and to support your efforts to improve your diabetes.

Seeking Preventative Healthcare Professionals?

If you want to learn how to be more proactive in your healthcare and practice prevention of chronic disease, please give our provider Florence Odubayo, FNP a call today at (301) 587-6464 at Exceptional Primary and Preventative Healthcare in Silver Springs, MD, and schedule an appointment for a health consultation regarding diabetes management.

Our professionals have the credentials, knowledge, and years of success to put their patients on the right road to total health and wellness.

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