No matter how you move your body—walking, biking, swimming, weight training, or a combination—just get to it. Any kind of physical activity manages type 2 diabetes just as well as drug therapy, insulin medications, or dietary changes, according to research performed in New Zealand (Diabetes Care, 2006, vol. 29, no. 11).
For optimal blood glucose management, blend regular exercise with dietary changes, supplements, and appropriate medications, if needed.