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How Does Exercise Affect Blood Sugar?

We’ve all heard it– exercise is crucial component of a healthy lifestyle. But if you have diabetes, you’ve likely been told more than most how vital to your health physical activity is. Why? Because it can be instrumental in glucose control, as well as weight management.

Plus, it makes you feel good. Exercise can literally make you happier, can improve intimacy, and has incredible benefits to cognition.

However, while physical activity is essential, there are a lot of things you need to know to make sure you’re getting the most out of your workout, and doing so in the healthiest way possible.

For instance, did you know that exercise has the ability to raise and lower your blood sugar level? Because it does. It affects everyone differently, so establishing your personal baseline is incredibly important.

Check out the video below, where registered nurse, Joy Pape discusses how exercise can affect you, and what measures you can take to avoid spiking too high or plummeting too low during your workout.

Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below! Do you have tips and tricks for maintaining glucose control when you’re being active? We’d love to hear those, too!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.