Few types are walking briskly or hiking, climbing stairs, swimming or a water-aerobics class, dancing, riding a bicycle or a stationary bicycle, taking an exercise class, playing basketball, tennis, or other sports
Leading a better lifestyle in the form of avoiding excessive sugar/ fats, high fibre foods, breaking sedentary life and regular physical activity helps in lowering the blood sugar levels.
With time, raised blood sugar can damage blood vessels in the kidneys as well as nephrons making them not work as well as they should. Many people with diabetes also develop high blood pressure, which can damage kidneys too.
Heavy exercises can increase sugar level and also risk of hypoglycemia increases in patients on insulin treatment. Patients with few Diabetic complications such as retinopathy, neuropathy may have untoward effects if vigorous activities are done.
Gestational diabetes is diabetes diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. It can can be managed with diet, life style modifications and medications to lower blood sugar level.