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Diabetes and Its Consequences
Diabetes is on its way to becoming a widespread disease; Type 2 in particular, which affects 90% of diabetics in Germany. Diabetes is a serious condition that can cause terrible complications. These include high blood pressure, eye diseases, heart attack and stroke. Formerly known as "adult onset diabetes,” today, it affects all age groups and has high growth rates among children and adolescents. But that doesn’t have to be the way things are. Diabetes mellitus is caused by genetic factors, but most of all, by unhealthy lifestyle choices. Specifically, obesity and lack of exercise. Unfortunately, one tends to cause the other. Someone who is too heavy finds regular movement too difficult. That lack of exercise then leads the person to become more overweight—and so begins the vicious cycle that often ends in diabetes. Break the cycle with moderate joint-friendly training on the trampoline.
The Diabetes Counselor Knows
"Lack of exercise is a major cause of Type 2 diabetes. Accordingly, it is important for patients with this type of diabetes to move sufficiently. Physical activity not only acutely lowers blood sugar levels, it also improves the insulin sensitivity of the cells. Since this effect wears off after around 48 hours, regular exercise is important to lower the blood glucose long-term HbA1c." (Source: diabetes-ratgeber.net)
Moderate Training on the Trampoline
Diabetics can and should exercise on the trampoline, but you must pay attention to a few things. First, clarify the intensity of your exercises with your doctor. Once you start, train gently and regularly, as intensive training raises blood sugar levels and can contribute to retinopathy (retinal disease) or nerve damage in the feet. But don’t worry, the benefits of training outweigh the dangers by far!