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Does Exercise Help Prevent Diabetes?

Does exercise prevent diabetes? If you have diabetes, being active makes your body more sensitive to insulin (the hormone that allows cells in your body to use blood sugar for energy), which helps manage your diabetes. Physical activity also helps control blood sugar levels and lowers your risk of heart disease and nerve damage.

What are the best exercises to prevent diabetes? 10 Exercises for Diabetes: Walking, Yoga, Swimming, and More

How much does exercise reduce diabetes? On today’s Health Minute, endocrinologist Dr. Tim Graham talks about why as little as 150 minutes of exercise per week may be all you need to help prevent diabetes.