The Benefits of Exercise for Diabetes

June 23, 2015

Exercise is one of the mainstays of diabetes treatment. Recent research shows that the higher the level of fitness, the lower the risk of an individual developing diabetes.

Exercise is one of the mainstays of diabetes treatment. Recent research shows that the higher the level of fitness, the lower the risk of an individual developing diabetes. A combination of exercise with vitamin D supplementation also appears to be more effective than either intervention alone for elderly women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) who are vitamin D deficient. A systematic review suggests that exercise also helps to prevent the development of gestational diabetes.