Not Exercising Regularly
Exercise can be very difficult to commit to, but it doesn’t have to be at a gym or running. Find something you enjoy doing so it’s easier to stick to, like hiking, walking, mowing or even household chores. Regular exercise is important for diabetes. Exercise can improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar levels, and reduce bad cholesterol levels. Many people with diabetes do not exercise regularly, which can lead to poorly managed blood sugar levels and an increased risk of complications. Just get 30 minutes of exercise a day doing something that makes you feel a little out of breath, it will also help your mental health.