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Diabetes

Why should I stay active?

Being active will: 

  • help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight
  • increase the amount of glucose used by the muscles for energy, so it may sometimes lower blood glucose (sugar) levels
  • help the body to use insulin more efficiently – regular activity can help reduce the amount of insulin you have to take
  • improve your diabetes management (particularly type 2 diabetes)
  • strengthen your bones
  • reduce stress levels and symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • improve your sleep
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NHS website – Type 2 diabetes : food and keeping active. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-2-diabetes/food-and-keeping-active/
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