GET TO THE HEART OF IT: Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Diabetes

Getting active

The benefits of being physically active increase the more you do. It does not matter what your starting point is. Talk to your health care team about the right starting point for you.

This chart shows how regular exercise helps keep your heart healthy and manages your diabetes.

As soon as you exercise: Long-term benefits of exercise:
Exercise lowers your blood glucose within 1 hour. Your blood glucose improves over time.
Your mood, sleep patterns, and
energy level improves.
You reduce your body fat.
Your body puts insulin (your own or prescribed) to better use. You help to keep your pancreas, kidneys, eyes, and nerves healthy.

Learn more about having an active daily life:

Being physically active to live well with diabetes
Physical Activity and Exercise - for Consumers