Exercise and Diabetes


Diabetes is a complex disease to manage and treat, however exercise has been proven to contribute to improved outcomes for this population.  Prediabetes is a risk factor to heart disease, and according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), individuals with prediabetes are at an increased risk to develop diabetes. The fundamental goal for individuals with diabetes is glycemic control. Exercise acts like insulin and therefore can be a positive contributor to the management and control of diabetes, along with diet and in many cases, medication.

Please refer to the Diabetes Energy Pathways algorithm for information about the energy pathways for non-diabetes, Type I, and Type II diabetes.