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Metabolic Diseases and exercise - Diabetes Mellitus

Metabolic Diseases and exercise - Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus, or just Diabetes, is a chronic disease increasingly common in our population. According to the National Diabetes Centre Annual Report, we have over one million Portuguese aged between 20 and 79 years of age with Diabetes.

Diabetes is characterized by hyperglycemia - increased levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. And this increase in glucose due to insufficient production and / or action of insulin (type 2 diabetes), or for non-production of insulin (type 1 diabetes) and in this case have to resort insulin injections. That is our body has no ability to remove sugar from the bloodstream and send into the cells.

Possible factors in the onset of Diabetes are obesity, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, family history, aging, and insulin resistance.

It is proven that regular exercise is a very effective way to prevent the complications of diabetes and control blood glucose levels. The exercise will stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin and how have the muscles to work will facilitate the transport of glucose into muscle cells by preventing the glucose in your blood.

If you suffer from this disease and is thinking start exercising, you must first talk to your doctor and then make the security exercise appropriate to your physical condition, age and taste. Speak with a Personal Trainer that will help a proper coordination exercise intensity, power and energetic expenditure in order to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia.

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