p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498


Yenimahalle Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Spor Hekimliği Kliniği, Ankara

Keywords: Diabetes, exercise, glycemic control, preventive medicine


Diabetes is a crucial health problem due to its incidence and serious complications. Physical inactivity is one of the risk factors associated with it. Therapeutic exercises are beneficial in the treatment and prevention of diabetes. There are several studies about the effects of exercise type and intensity on glycemic control. The exercise programs should be prepared individually after a comprehensive medical evaluation. There are some regulations to prevent acute complications before, after and during the exercises. The importance of regular exercise for public health should be pointed out and physical activity should be urged. The present review discusses issues concerning the prevention and treatment of diabetes through exercise, and the possible risks, in view of current literature.