How does regular physical activity help prevent diabetes?
Physical exercise lowers blood glucose levels and blood pressure, improves blood flow, burns extra calories so you can keep your weight down if needed, improves your mood, can prevent falls and improve memory in older adults, may help you sleep better. Start exercising after speaking to a doctor, start slowly and increase.
Each person's story and journey of handling diabetes is different. One thing which is mostly common is that with good diet, lifestyle changes, exercise and medications, most patients could lead almost a healthy lifestyle.
Few symptoms are increased thirst, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, frequent urination, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, slow healing wounds and frequent infections. Treatment is either tablets or insulin to control blood sugar levels along with life style modifications (Diet + exercise)
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.
Prefer low GI index foods like vegetables, lentils and avoid fried foods and foods rich in fat, carbohydrates and sugar. Keep an eye on your glucose levels.