Moderate physical activity is extremely good for people with diabetes. Combined with healthy eating and any insulin or diabetes medication you might be taking, it can help you manage your diabetes and prevent long-term diabetes complications. It also helps to control blood sugar levels and body weight, and to overcome tiredness.
A physically active lifestyle can help prevent the onset of Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes, slow its progress and help control it.
Walking is an excellent way of building physical activity into your life. You can start off with easy walks and build up slowly, find out more about getting started, how we can help, and the many health benefits of walking.
You should take the following special precautions:
For more information on diabetes and keeping active, see the Diabetes UK website