Diabetics should walk more
It is the ideal exercise to help control diabetes
The benefits of why Diabetics should walk more for those with T2 diabetes
1 Diabetics should walk more as it can help the body to use insulin more effectively
2 Walking is being physically active and can also increase the use of glucose/sugar your muscles burn off energy to lower blood sugar levels.
3 Brisk pace walking can help you build up stamina, use up stored excess calories and make your heart healthier.
4 Further walking benefits your mind, too helping to reduce stress.
Physical activity benefits in reducing symptoms of depression
5 Walking is easy on joints and suitable for all levels of aerobic fitness.
It can also help in lowering anxiety to improve your sleep helping you to face another hectic busy day.
Looking after your feet is an absolute must for any diabetic with regular foot inspections.
All diabetics need foot care not just average care but exceptional care.
As diabetics all your extremities’ eyes, feet, fingers and more parts of the body can be susceptible to nephropathy. This is nerve pain which can develop into a very serious problem.
While walking is considered a safe physical activity for people of all ages and fitness levels. It’s especially important for people with diabetes to take some precautions before they start pounding the pavements.
Everyone with diabetes needs to check their feet daily for any changes.
Checking your feet after a walk is really important. Even the smallest blisters or tiny cuts or areas that have rubbed can be a case of potentially very serious infection leading very quickly to the amputations.
Anyone having existing foot problems should always speak first to their diabetes team before taking up increasing walking.
Make sure you wear socks that are comfortable and don’t rub and make sure appropriate footwear that fits well.
Signs and symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, It is a long name for the development of nerve pains can include:
- Numbness or reduced ability to feel pain or temperature changes.
- Tingling or burning sensation.
- Sharp pains or cramps.
- Increased sensitivity to touch
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a diabetic condition that is said to be once diagnosed is irreversible.
This damage to the nerve endings is associated with diabetes and the excess sugar in the blood is said to be permanent.
So, for most us the only solution is to make sure we control diabetes.