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04 Jul 2013
Sport- The Anti-Diabetes Pill To Take
Back in 1959 the Joslin Clinic already reported that physical activity, aerobics and
in general, are an integral part of the treatment plan for
, and that due to the synergetic action of insulin and muscular activity,
is considered a mainstay of the diabetes therapy.Many people already know what diabetes is, but not everyone knows that sport represents a tool for treating diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes. In this article I want to make a small introduction in order to try to convey some information for understanding how important sport is to
. I will, therefore, report some scientific studies, but also some examples of athletes with diabetes who won several gold medals, thus demonstrating that a disease should not be an obstacle in
achieving one’s goals
There are two
types of diabetes
, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes mainly affects young people, and is caused by the malfunctioning of the pancreas which regulates glycemia by
, whereas type 2 diabetes is manifested by the resistance of the cells with respect to
, leading to difficulties with glucose in the intracellular environment and, consequently, a rise in glycemia. The latter type of
generally occurs after the age of 40-50, but there is an increasing phenomenon of young people under the age of 20 who are affected by it. Among the main causes of this change in trend are excess weight and
, which are related to scarce food culture and the reluctance to engage in
. Obesity can also Increase the
risk of developing cancer
. This is why here in roundfit we also deal with nutrition, to try to provide a complete service and to promote the
principles of the Mediterranean diet
, which is also suitable for those suffering from type 2 diabetes which has less dietary restrictions than type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes and Sport - what studies say
Improving one’s lifestyle by following a healthy diet and doing regular physical activity, results in a reduction of 50-60% of the risk of the onset of diabetes for people who are highly at risk, in those people who already have some
intolerance to carbohydrates
. Obviously, besides fighting diabetes,
has many other beneficial effects. Among these, it reduces the risk of coronary diseases, it greatly increases the sense of wellbeing and much more.
For those who suffer from diabetes, it is recommended to
that have a continuous and prolonged aerobic activity, without fits and starts, that is to say exercises of high-synergy activity and moments of complete deadlock. Sport and exercise act as a real
. Several studies, including the
Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study
, show that to prevent diabetes it is sufficient to walk for 150 minutes per week, and to choose the stairs instead of the elevator.
Athletes who suffer from diabetes and won gold medals
Sport is a successful weapon for young people with diabetes. I would like to mention some people who are important
examples of motivation
for me, such as the
swimmer Gary Hall
, Olympic gold medal, and the
footballer players Paul Aaron Scholes
. These champions have shown that diabetes must not be an obstacle for doing sports even at competitive levels.
I want to leave you with one of the wisest quotes I've ever read:
"Take care of your body, it's the only place where you have to live" Jim Rohn
So no excuses, start training now!
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