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Diabetes Fitness and Exercise

Diabetes Fitness and Exercise

Exercise should be an integral part of the treatment plan for all persons with diabetes. Exercise helps all persons with diabetes control weight, improve insulin sensitivity, bring about a healthier mental outlook, and reduce cardiovascular risk factors.

Enjoy a healthier diabetic lifestyle by staying active and paying attention to exercise and fitness. These articles and resources will help you get on track, or stay on track, while living with diabetes.

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