Can Exercise Get Rid Of Diabetes?

Man And Woman Stretching Before Exercising

Staying active is an integral part of beating diabetes!

Can exercise get rid of diabetes? Great question.

It’s already been thoroughly documented that a properly balanced diet can help keep diabetes under control and that exercise can have a positive effect on a person’s overall health. But up until recently, there were very few studies done on the effects of exercise directly on diabetes.

As more studies commenced over time, it quickly became clear there exists a positive direct relationship between physical activity and diabetes. Studies show that exercise, when combined with weight loss and a balanced diet, can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 58 percent.

If you’re currently struggling with diabetes or you have a history of the ailment in your family and are looking to avoid it, this new information may be the missing piece to the puzzle you’ve been looking for.

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Before you begin your own exercise regimen, be sure to talk to your doctor to see if you’re physically fit enough for physical activity and if your blood sugar is stable enough to engage in exercise without putting your overall health at risk (the risk of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients goes up during physical activity).

Blood Glucose Control

Most importantly, physical activity done on a regular basis improves blood glucose levels. Certain factors, such as how long you exercise, alter how much your blood glucose is affected. This is because the physical activity allows your body to better process the insulin in your body.

As a result of this sensitivity to insulin, your blood glucose will be lower for a period of time. It should be noted that every person is different and your results might be different from other individuals. You can see the personal effects exercise has on your blood glucose by checking your levels before and after physical activity.

Generally speaking, your body has to fuel itself in order to perform any physical activity. This fuel comes from the food you eat as well as alternates like free fatty acids. When the body increases its fuel consumption, it relies more on muscle glycogen, fat, and glucose. This process helps keep your blood glucose levels even.

Weight Loss

It’s no secret that regular exercise along with a healthy diet leads to weight loss and/or weight maintenance. This will help control diabetes, too.

By losing weight, you can improve your body’s insulin sensitivity, making it easier to control blood sugar levels. While studies regarding diabetes and weight loss due to exercise are a bit muddled by other factors, it’s safe to say controlled weight loss caused by exercise can only have a positive effect on your diabetes.


Most diabetics are given medication to help regulate glucose levels. If your glucose levels are naturally regulated through exercise and a proper diet, you may be able to limit the amount of insulin or oral medications you have to take on a daily basis. The important thing is that you regularly monitor your levels so you know how your body is being affected by both the exercise regimen and the medication(s).

So can exercise get rid of diabetes? Probably not completely on its own, but it definitely helps. Exercise can even delay and/or prevent the onset of diabetes in people who have a family history of the ailment.