Key Points

• Exercise is the single best broad-spectrum therapeutic activity to offset the age-related decline of lean body mass and the consequent loss of insulin sensitivity.

• Exercise does not always promote glucose utilization.

• Clinical prudence requires that cardiac risk be evaluated before a patient engages in a rigorous exercise regimen.

• A prudent guideline is to instruct a nonactive patient to stay within a pulse rate 60% of maximum heart rate for age, before progressing to 75% to 85%.

In addition to dietary guidelines, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA, 2005) also recommends daily exercise activities for weight loss and health maintenance. The difference in these objectives is related to the duration and the intensity of exercise. The advocacy of exercise, as with dieting and food choices, has become an American industry. Exercise is an essential intervention in the diabetic lifestyle. Studies show that exercise activities even without weight loss result in consistently beneficial and safe outcomes. In type 2 diabetic patients with HbA1c of less than 9%, exercise can lower this indicator by 1%. A similar effect in type 1 diabetes has not been demonstrated, despite improved insulin sensitivity. However, both type 1 and 2 patients show improved serum lipid profile and increased fibrinolytic proteins after exercise. Based on its effects in improving athletic performance, exercise in a diabetic patient encourages good cardiac function with increased circulation to muscles and the periphery.

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