According to a new study by Canadian researchers, people with diabetes could have better blood sugar control during workouts if they lift weights before doing cardio exercise.
Dr. Ronald Sigal, an endocrinologist at the University of Calgary in Canada and lead author of the study told Reuters Health that it is critical to define the best way for people with type 1 diabetes to exercise so that blood sugar doesn’t drop too low, yet they can still reap all the benefits of aerobic exercise.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about five percent of all Americans with diabetes, or roughly 1.3 million people, have type 1, which is often diagnosed in childhood.
It was suggested by the study that aerobic exercise causes a more rapid decrease in blood sugar than weightlifting.
“Your muscles utilize sugar very quickly in aerobic exercise,” Dr. Vivian Fonseca, chief of endocrinology at Tulane University Medical School told Reuters Health. “While the study findings are very intriguing, they may have limited practical value until more studies are done,” said Fonseca.
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