We have known for many years that regular exercise (cardio, plus weights, plus stretching, for 20 minutes or more each session, most days of the week) helps a great deal in the control of diabetes.
Also, we've been saying for over ten years, that vigorous exercise plus dietary discretion can delay the onset of diabetes for an indefinite period for many individuals.
An October 29, 2009 article in The Lancet reports a study (Diabetes Prevention Program, DPP) done on patients at high risk for the development of diabetes. The study concludes that an intensive lifestyle prevention program can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes for at least 10 years.
This really validates much of our thinking about the development of diabetes.
Imagine, another 10 years free of diabetes with lifestyle changes and no medications!
And imagine the cost saving to you and to the health care system.
So what are you doing it? and if not, what are you waiting for?