DIABETES CARE

Debunking the Misconceptions of Diabetes--Myth 5

By Michele C. Hollow @michelechollow
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July 21, 2017

Myth: Exercise is dangerous for people with diabetes.

Fact: “Exercise is essential for people with type 2 diabetes,” said Cate-Brown. “It’s also important for people with type 1.”

Cate-Brown believes this myth got started because we know that exercise lowers and raises blood sugar levels. That’s why it’s important to exercise properly and to talk with your physician or a certified diabetes educator about the types of exercise and how much you should be doing.

 

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Updated:  

February 28, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN