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Physical Activity

Physical activity is another important part of your diabetes management plan. When you exercise, your muscles use sugar (glucose) for energy. Regular physical activity also helps your body use insulin more efficiently.

These factors work together to lower your blood sugar level. The more strenuous your workout, the longer the effect lasts. But even light activities—such as housework, gardening or being on your feet for extended periods—can improve your blood sugar level.

Tools to Help Increase Physical Activity

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