Yes exercise can improve your blood sugars,
Your body uses carbohydrates to create glucose, a type of sugar that circulates through the blood and serves as primary source of energy for every cell in your body. High blood sugar levels characterize diabetes, a condition, which if poorly controlled, can lead to a number of serious health problems like heart and kidney disease. Healthy lifestyle habits, like regular exercise, form a cornerstone of not only treating but helping to prevent diabetes. You should check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program, particularly if you take insulin or other blood-sugar lowering drugs.
Improved Insulin Sensitivity
Your pancreas produces the hormone insulin, which helps move glucose into the cells. The efficiency with which this hormone performs this task can become compromised by many factors, such as excess weight and poor diet. A study conducted at Duke University and published in the February 2005 issue of “Clinical Exercise Physiology” looked at the effects of exercise on increasing insulin sensitivity, or the body's ability to utilize glucose, in overweight and sedentary subjects. The study found that regular physical activity increased insulin sensitivity and lowered blood sugar levels. Participants stopped physical activity the last month of the study to determine if the effects persisted even when sedentary and insulin sensitivity was still 24 percent higher than before patients started exercising. The study found that exercise appears to benefit blood sugar levels in the short and long term
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