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Regular physical activity:

lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
lowers your risk for heart disease and stroke
burns calories to help you lose or maintain weight
increases your energy for daily activities
helps you sleep better
relieves stress
strengthens your heart and improves your blood circulation
strengthens your muscles and bones
keeps your joints flexible
improves your balance to prevent falls
reduces symptoms of depression and improves quality of life.
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Since many activities affect people differently, it's important to check your blood glucose levels frequently. Always know where it's at before starting any type of exercise or activity. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jerry - The Athletic Diabetic 500 Mile Challenge Update. 768.3 miles so far. Walking, Running, Yard Work, and a lot of walking the Golf Courses. ... See MoreSee Less

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It was 8 years ago, age 51. I had one of the classic signs, sudden weight loss. I thought it was attributed to extra running distances that Summer. Everyone told me I looked great, except my Doctor.In 11 months I went from Pre, to Type 2, to Type 1. I started seeing Dr. Thomas Kelly who helped educate and treat my Diabetes. I made exercise apart of my management program and have been an advocate in the benefits of activity for Diabetic's ever since. I started The Athletic Diabetic in 2014, I would like to thank everyone who's supported me in liking this page. Together we can make a difference especially those recently diagnosed. Change isn't easy, but without it we risk further complications of not managing ones blood sugar. Jerry ... See MoreSee Less

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