A Weighty Response to Diabetes September 18, 2019 15:29

More than half of the Americans who will be diagnosed with diabetes this year are between ages 45 and 64. When it comes to managing your long-term health, how you act shortly after diagnosis is critical, says Medha N. Munshi, M.D., director of the Geriatric Diabetes Program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

Weight training for diabetes There is plenty of evidence that if you’re in the pre-diabetes range and if you’re eating healthy and exercising, then your chances of developing diabetes decrease significantly — and if you have diabetes, your chances of developing complications decrease. The key is to combine diet modification with exercise.  

 

Even a 5 to 7 percent weight loss lessens the risk of developing diabetes if you have pre-diabetes. Exercise, though, is critical. If you try to lose weight simply through dieting, then you’re losing not just fat but also muscle, which is unhealthy.