Do you absolutely have to exercise to prevent diabetes?

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  • 6 months ago

    Not even bothering answering people who have no clue about diabetes.

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  • 6 months ago

    No, but it might help, re your weight!

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  • 6 months ago

    a healthy lifestyle will lower your odds of developing type 2 diabetes--but it won't guarantee it--I know a gym teacher who is hyper-active--exercises all day and she is currently pre-diabetic.

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  • 6 months ago

    Exercise does NOT prevent type 1 diabetes. Since when do 1 and 2 year olds make lifestyle choices? Type 2 diabetes is almost a different disease.

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  • Shay
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Lack of exercise increases one of the risks that you MIGHT develop diabetes.

    Exercising helps but DOES NOT guarantee that you won't develop diabetes.

    Avoiding type 2 diabetes is all about managing the risk factors. Risk factors include poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity, age, and heredity. Some of these factors are in your control and some are not. (You can't prevent or change age and heredity). But - again - these are just RISK FACTORS and even people with a good, healthy diet CAN develop type 2 diabetes because of age or heredity issues. (There is also no food that you can avoid that will guarantee that you do not develop diabetes. And there is no food you can eat that will guarantee that you do get diabetes.)

    BTW - "exercise" doesn't have to be a major work-out at the gym. Exercise is just your body in motion. In fact, WALKING is one of the most recommended "exercises" for people who have developed diabetes. Doing things like parking far away from buildings you are going into so that you have a longer walk into the store or into your job is "exercise". Walking down rows in stores even if you don't need anything in that row is "exercise".

    So - no - you do not absolutely have to exercise to prevent diabetes. But, if you are not going to exercise, then you should pay more attention to what you eat and maintain a healthy body weight through diet.

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  • 6 months ago

    Who said diabetes is preventable through exercise? It's not.

    Diabetes 2 is preventable by not eating foods containing sugar, grains, refined oils, and processed foods in general. Diabetes 2 is caused from eating a shitty diet which is high in carbohydrates.

    Diabetes 1 is a different story all together. Look it up to see what that's all about.

    It's good for anyone to exercise, but exercise doesn't necessarily cure any type of disease. Our diet CAN reverse and cure diseases, however.

    • Longtime Hubby
      Lv 5
      6 months agoReport

      Diet alone can't trigger diabetes. Hereditary is a big factor.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Just walk around the block everyday, you'll be healthier than most people you know.

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  • P
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Not really, it's more about diet and your weight, but adding exercise can help a lot, without it your diet would need to be more extreme.

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes, and watch what you eat as well.

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