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Physical activity also helps the diabetic StrictionBP Review reach the goal of good glucose control. Movement of the large muscles helps to allow blood sugar into the cells of the body much like insulin and many oral medications do. Regular physical activity will make blood glucose control much easier.Self management of blood glucose and aggressive treatment of high blood sugar levels in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes reduces the development and progression of microvascular (small blood vessel) disease like that of the eye and kidney. The longer-term benefits of tight glucose control for macrovascular (large blood vessel) disease like those of the heart suggest greater clinical and economical benefits are obtained when there is simultaneous control of glucose, blood pressure and lipid levels in type 2 diabetics.For the best outcomes it is paramount that diabetics become physically active and learn carbohydrate counting and self monitoring of blood glucose with the testing supplies prescribed by their doctor. It is equally as important that they be active members of their own health care team.What can happen if a diabetic does not take proper care of themselvesAs a little kid, I had a jolly big uncle who often played Santa. He smelled of cigars and booze. One Christmas we were told "uncle Elmer" lost his leg. I never saw him again as he died shortly after his leg was amputated. I had never heard the word diabetes. That was over 40 years ago. In the ensuing years I have learned a lot about the disease and the effects of diabetes complications.

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