Are you Snubbing Your Nose at Diabetes?
Most people know that diabetes is a serious condition, but surprisingly there are some that still ignore their symptoms until it’s too late. Please don’t do that.
Diabetes is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US and the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputation. I’ve lost relatives to this disease!
The program I offer will educate women 45-60 to understand the disease process and to know what it will take to help the body to recover.
One of the simplest things to do to lower blood sugars is to exercise, but more specifically to do weight training.
A few baseline understandings: Normal blood sugar is 70-100 mg/dl. It is normal for it to fluctuate during the day even for a healthy individual. The lowest point of sugar levels occurs around 2 AM. Doing pushups even when you maybe wake up with a dropping blood sugar will release glycogen-helping your sugar levels.
During exercise the muscle burns your sugars/ glucose a 20 times greater rate than when you’re resting. During exercising insulin secretion decreases. Is that a good thing? Yaaaasss!
That’s an excellent thing.
As I stated previously a major problem comes when you wear out the beta cells in your pancreas releasing this insulin hormone. Then you will need to take insulin in order to substitute for what your pancreas cannot do anymore. So it is very good news for the muscles to take over burning the sugar.
Does that make sense?
Any pre-diabetic or diabetic should be doing weight training. It’s a necessity.
Do you follow a weight lifting program?