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By: Michelle Goodman
Diabetes is an urgent health problem for Latinos: We are diagnosed at nearly twice the rate of non-Latino whites. The good news is that diabetes is a self-managed disease. This means that the chances of experiencing complications can be greatly reduced by keeping blood glucose (blood sugar), blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the target range.
One of the biggest ways to manage your diabetes is through exercise. For the best health benefits, experts recommend engaging in moderately intense activity at least three to four times per week for 20 to 40 minutes. This can include bicycling, swimming or fast walking. A recent finding also shows that strength training has a profound impact on helping people manage their diabetes. In a study of Hispanic men and women, 16 weeks of strength training produced dramatic improvements in sugar control that are comparable to taking diabetes medication. Ideally, you should exercise every day to help manage your Type 2 diabetes long-term. Check with your doctor first to determine what type of activity may be best for you.
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Michelle Goodman is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in beauty and health issues. She has previously contributed to Las Fabulosas.