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Does exercise lower blood glucose level?

Q: I am a 75 years old male suffering from diabetes. Will mild exercise like half an hour of brisk walk help in lowering my blood glucose level?

A:Exercise is beneficial for all individuals who have diabetes. Exercise enhances heart and circulation, helps in weight loss, lowers high blood pressure, improves lipid profiles, improves blood glucose control and leads to an overall sense of well-being. It may even help prevent type 2 diabetes in some people. Even minimal exercise can reduce sugar on short term as well as long term basis.


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