Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy necessary for daily life. While the cause of diabetes is unknown, factors such as obesity and lack of exercise play important roles. Diabetes can result …
What a lot of people don’t know is that physical activity, along with diet and medication, is the cornerstone of treatment for diabetes. At Fort Lee Physical Therapy, we can work with you to help with your exercise programme to manage your diabetes.
What a lot of people don’t know is that physical activity, along with diet and medication, is the cornerstone of treatment for diabetes. Physical activity alone is a cornerstone for prevention of diabetes, but if you already have diabetes it is essential that you control your glucose, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and maintain a healthy weight. In addition regular physical activity can also reduce the need for medication, so it’s important to make sure you are active.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 30 million children and adults in the UAS are living with diabetes – that is about 9.3% of the population. Of that 9.3% only an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, and the other 8.1 million are unaware that they even have the disease.