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Exercise

Reviewed by Nicholas Yozamp, MD, Washington University in St. Louis

Exercise is key to your treatment plan: it decreases blood sugar levels and lowers your chances of developing another condition like as cardiovascular disease. The American Diabetes Association recommends cardiovascularly challenging exercise 30 minutes per day for 5 days/week and strength exercises 2 days/week. Before starting, consult with your doctor to formulate a plan for you.

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