If you are concerned about prediabetes, you could be reasonably sure that exercises and diet would remain as mainstays of treatment and prevention.
Now comes a recent study from Europe which suggests that there may be a subset group of type 2 diabetes in which the individuals do not respond to diet and exercise as expected.
In the cells of our bodies are little packets of enzyme called mitochondria. They are like local power plants. We know that mitochondria increase their levels of energy producing enzymes in most people in response to diet and exercise. This is a good thing.
The study found that in some very obese young adults, the mitochondrial enzymes did not increase as expected following diet and exercise. The researchers suggest there may be a subgroup of type 2 diabetes which has this peculiar response.
Confused about exercise? Does this throw our understanding of the role of exercise in and diabetes into confusion.
Let us step back a little. We emphatically know that diet and exercise can be effective in treating both prediabetes and diabetes. Furthermore, we know that the most effective exercises are those of a specific kind which have been devised to treat diabetes. These are referred to as targeted exercises.
The group that had this unexpected response to diet and exercise were morbidly obese. Could other factors be involved such as hormone imbalance etc.
We should still stay the course with diet and exercise in diabetes. We know they work and did indeed work in some members of this study.
What we need is a source of information about diabetes that is thorough, proven and simple to understand. And yes, we need to know the latest secrets and breaking news about these conditions.
Sounds simple enough. But there are some considerations. Not all of us are avid fitness participants. In our busy schedule and our aging status we find ourselves vulnerable to the possibility of breakdowns in certain areas of the body. Among the many possibilities are such conditions as bursitis and rotator cuff problems, Achilles tendonitis etc. The point that needs to be made is that as we get older, we need to protect our vulnerable body parts. One way to accomplish this is to concentrate our fitness exercises around our core body parts. These include the torso, back and pelvis. These areas are built to work together and less likely to fail or breakdown when exercising. Regardless of which exercises we do, start and progress your workouts slowly and be mindful of pain and discomfort as early warning signs.