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Blood sugar, taking insulin. Does regular exercise help to control blood sugar?

I am having problems of blood sugar for about 10 years and I am taking regular medicines to keep it under control. With out medicines the blood sugar level is normally 120 and 190, I am taking insulin dosage of 8 in the evenning and 10 in the morning Does regular exercise will help to control the blood sugar level and can I manage without medicins in future- Prasad
Asked On : Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Regular exercise and a proper diet control would help you in lowering your blood sugar levels. but i would not recommend you to stop the medicines abruptly. instead you can incorporate the diet and exercise in your routine along with the medicines and get a better blood sugar level. your insulin dosage will be lowered once your blood sugar levels start reaching the normal levels. to start with , here are some tips ...

1] the fasting blood sugar levels amounts for the sugar that your liver produces overnight .... hence to control the fasting blood sugar level, you must exercise / walk for atleast 30 min in the later part of the day / late evenings .. this will help in reducing your overnight hepatic glucose output.

2] the post prandial blood sugar levels amounts from the sugars derived from the meal you eat... hence to control the post prandial blood sugar levels , you should incorporate enough fiber in the form of vegetables and salads in you meal, and choose complex carbohydrate foods instead of simple carbs, like choose whole wheat chapati over a maida nan / white bread . and take a 10 -15 min walk (easy , medium paced) after your meal, this will help in better digestion as well as better uptake of glucose from the blood stream .

since you mentioned, you have diabetes since 10 years now, its important that you wear a proper covered shoe for your walks instead of simple chappals or sandals in order to avoid foot injuries.
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