Login or Register

  Welcome: Guest


Home >> Article >> Lifestyle >> Health >> Post New Article Bookmark and Share

The Paradox of Exercise in Diabetic Patients

October 25, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 20   Category: Health    Views: 424

Exercise has become very essential in modern lifestyle, especially when it it is more sedentary. Diabetic patients should do some exercise to control their insulin level. But doing exercises is more difficult for them than the normal people. Is it not an interesting paradox?

         

World of modern lifestyle is growing more diabetic. There are many reasons for this. Lack of exercise in the sedentary lifestyle is one of the main reasons for this epidemic growth of diabetes. Today, media propaganda gives much importance to regular exercise. In the case of the diabetic patients it becomes more essential. But unfortunately the diabetic patients find it more difficult to do exercises than the normal people. This projects an interesting paradox.

Why diabetic patients need physical exercise?

1) Regular exercise or physical activity is the cornerstone of diabetic treatment, especially type 2 diabetes. Regular physical exercise can help the body respond to insulin and lower the lower the blood sugar level.

2) Normally diabetic patients have problems in legs and arms. Physical exercises move these limbs promoting blood circulation.

3) Stress increases glucose level and exercises can prevent this increase.

4) Only exercises combined with proper diet can control diabetic level and help reduce dosage of medication.

5) As people get older, their insulin sensitivity decreases. Lack of physical activities is one of the main reasons for this decrease. Hence if they find some ways to do regular exercises, they can control their diabetic level.

Why diabetic patients are unable to do exercises?

1) Although it is more important for the diabetic patients to do exercises, their body condition does not allow them to perform exercise regularly. Health problems such as retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and certain medications do not encourage their doing exercises.

2) Experiencing pain, tingling or numbness in arms and legs pull the diabetic people back from doing exercises.

3) Even a very low exercise requires much more effort from the diabetic patients than non-diabetic people. It is because diabetes is associated with their reduced peak exercise capacity due to less oxygen intake. Hence they become tired or fatigued soon.

4) Diabetic people have less inflow of blood into heart, which makes doing exercise more difficult.

How to tackle this paradox of diabetic exercise?

1) Doing exercise does not mean it is so vigorous that it should make body perspire and tired. It is a misconception on exercise. Exercise can be mild and easier. Stretching and breathing slowly are good exercises.

2) Make doing exercise a fun. It can be made a more pleasant experience by doing it others or in groups.

3) With the guidance of a physician the diabetic patients can follow some exercises regularly.

Nowadays, there is so much information on exercises for diabetic people available everywhere. Health organizations all over the world are concentration on preventing diabetes which is threatening the future of the whole world.

http://healthmad.com/conditions-and-diseases/the-paradox-of-exercise-in-.




Comment(s)
Author: Xavier        
Posted Date: 10/30/2012    Points:2    

My brother-in-law died of diabetes last year. Everyone who knew him, advised him to go for a walk everyday. It was impossible for him to walk fifty steps outside his home as his legs had swollen and become stiff.What a frustration! he wanted to follow the advice but found it impossible to act upon.

Post Comment

Please Log In  to post comment

Related Resources



Smile is the best medicine diabetic patients
diabetic patients should practice smiling,it will reduce the levels of glucose from the blood

Best Foods to Take for Diabetic Patients
Using a poor diet plan could truly cause various health issues like diabetes. Among the best ways to manage diabetes health condition is through carefully following a healthy diet plan. These would be the 6 healthy foods for diabetics to follow for that faster recuperation.

Schedule Which Diabetic Patients Should Follow
Diabetic patients should follow a particular schedule for the healthy life. The daily schedule for diabetic patients consists of following things-

Mindful Eating Is a Boon to Diabetic Patients
Diabetes is a torture on the tongue. You cannot eat what your tongue craves to taste. Diabetes is the most threatening disease that restricts your diet. Studies say that mindful eating can be a boon to the diabetic patients.

A Successful Strategy for Diabetic Patients to Enjoy Eating
Diabetes is a disease of diet restrictions. It adds a stigma of prejudice on your mind to avoid certain foods you may like most and consume certain foods you may not like. Here is a strategy that enables you enjoy foods that you like by preparing your mind to tackle the stigma carefully.

Latest Resources From The Same Category



Mouth Ulcer Disease
This article gives you some brief explanation about a disease called mouth ulcer.

Easy Availability of These Facilities, have Made People house of Disease
Earlier, it was concluded by medical scientists that people get health deterioration, out of lack of health facilities. Keeping that in mind, they were provided with health facilities. But, now such shocking medical statistics, come forward; from which, medical scientists comes on conclusion that some health facilities, instead of solving health problems; have created much worse, new health problems.

Avoid alcohol for a healthy life
Drinking alcohol is not good for our body. But the number of heavy drinkers are increasing day by day. This is an article which explains how intake of alcohol badly affect the people.

Hyponatremia: a serious sodium deficiency
Hyponatremia is a silent but a serious diseases that occurs because of sodium deficiency. Here I explain the reasons, symptoms and preventing methods of this disease. Three categories of this disease is also given here.

Top ten food for the health of women
Women are physically weak. They need healthy and nutrient food items in each stages of their life. This article explains about top ten healthy food items that are very necessary for women to live healthy.

 

Top Performers     Top Contributors     Share and Earn     Terms of Service    Privacy Policy     Contact Us