Diabetes Type 2 : Winning the Battle
By Bruce G. Gilbert
A.C.E. certified, U.C.L.A. ext. certified
Adult-onset diabetes also called diabetes type 2 or
non-insulin-dependent diabetes is a common disorder that affects the way the
body processes and uses carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Each of these
nutrients is a source of glucose (sugar), your body's main source of fuel.
Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. In
diabetics either the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the cells
ignore the insulin resulting in a build up of glucose in the blood. When
glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, the body's cells
are not able to function properly and over time damages to vital organs will
There's no cure for type 2 diabetes, but you can manage or even prevent the
onset of the condition with certain lifestyle changes. Start by eating a
balanced diet, exercising and maintaining a healthy body weight. If diet and
exercise aren't enough, you may need diabetes medications or insulin therapy
to manage your blood sugar level.
Being physically active is a crucial tool in managing your diabetes. The
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend 150 minutes of
moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week. When you exercise, you will
feel "charged-up", both physically and emotionally. It will improve your
overall health and plays a key role in your body's ability to control blood
Aggressive management of high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high
cholesterol and weight are essential in preventing or delaying the onset of
long term complications of diabetes. Working together with a support network
and your health care providers is the first step in winning the battle of
diabetes but ultimately it is up to you to take control of your disease and
your life. Self-management is fundamental to being successful but you want
to ensure you have the correct knowledge and tools to create a sustainable
health routine. Working with a personal trainer is the answer to assist you
in the development of a program that will fit your life and needs.
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NOTE: This publication is not intended for use as a source of medical advice. You should obtain medical advice from your private healthcare practitioner. Before beginning any exercise or dietary program, consult with your physician to ensure that you are in proper health and that this or any exercise or dietary program will not put you at risk.