The more I learn about disease, the more I learn the importance of movement and exercise. Health is not determined by weight, it is more determined by fitness. Because of this, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have come up with enhanced guidelines.
- Movement after meals, including errands, gardening, for 3-15 minutes helps to lower postprandial (postmeal) glucose
- Minimum of 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous movement for adults with diabetes
- No more than 2 days between sessions
- 2-3 sessions of resistance training on non-consecutive days
- 2-3 sessions in flexibility, balance, tai chi for older adults with diabetes
- Minimum 60 min per day of moderate or vigorous activity and 3 strength sessions for children and adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
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- Physical Activity/Exercise and Diabetes: A position statement of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(11):2065–2079.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How much physical activity do children need? Updated June 14, 2015. Accessed November 12, 2016.