Exercise and diabetes

Physical activity can help you to feel better both physically and mentally.
There are many benefits of staying active:

  • Prevent health problems
  • Increase your energy level
  • Keep your weight down
  • Make your insulin work better to lower blood sugar and give you more energy
  • Relieve stress and feel more positive
  • Feel better about the way you look
  • Improve your blood circulation
  • Strengthen your bones and tone your muscles
  • Lower your risk for heart disease and stroke


If you can exercise for 30 minutes every day, you'll feel a difference. Diabetes experts recommend starting slowly and building up to a total of at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity split up over at least 3 days each week.