Weight remains under control
Obesity is considered a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Walking helps to burn calories, which keeps one’s weight under control. It also provides relief in other complications of diabetes like cholesterol and high blood pressure. Walking also helps to maintain a person’s weight. Though morning walk looks fairly simple at the outset, diabetes patients must keep some points in their mind before venturing out.
Foot care in diabetes
Foot care is very important for diabetes patients. Due to diabetes, there is dampness in the feet, due to which many times an injury to the foot is not realised. The element of peripheral neuropathy causes decreased or altered sensation. In such a situation, before going on a walk, it is best to get information about the place where you walk. Find out if the place can cause any injury. This is because with the condition, a patient may not feel a cut or peel due to moistness in their fee and also due to nerve damage. These injuries heal slowly and can lead to other infections as another symptom of diabetes is reduced blood flow to the small blood vessels.
Before starting your morning walk, take a good, long look at studying the environment and other aspects that may impact your walk. You can also take the help of a healthcare specialist to understand better. If morning walk is not the right fit for you, then they could recommend another kind of exercise that’s well suited for you.
However, if you have prepared for these factors and are ready to start with your routine, here are some other important things to prepare for so your walk can be smooth.
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