Exercise, nutrition, and diabetes

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Abstract

Exercise is an important component of healthy lifestyle for the prevention of disease in the general population. Increasing physical activity has also been shown to improve flexibility [1], psychological well-being [2], and longevity [3]. Recommendations for exercise for Americans have recently become more aggressive (see Table 15.1). In diabetes management, there is a complex interplay among physical activity, nutrition, pharmacological intervention, and genomics. In prediabetes and Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), physical activity is an essential component of treatment as it lowers blood glucose and reduces obesity [4]. In Type-1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), exercise can result in a complex set of metabolic derangements if careful monitoring and adjustments are not in place. Importantly, exercise plays a role in preventing cardiovascular disease [5] and cerebrovascular disease [6], which are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the diabetic population.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutritional Strategies for the Diabetic and Prediabetic Patient
PublisherCRC Press
Pages297-312
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781420014884
ISBN (Print)9780824725877
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006

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