Exercise, nutrition, and diabetes

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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
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781420014884
ISBN (Print)9780824725877
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006


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