The Importance of Exercise in the Treatment of Diabetes
Diabetes is associated with metabolic dysfunction across multiple organ systems, and the central nervous system is no exception. Neurons in the diabetic brain exhibit functional alterations that may increase the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. The adverse effects of diabetes on hippocampal plasticity may be allayed by exercise and dietary energy restriction. (1)
Exercise promotes neuroplasticity. So, simply put, a long term structured program of exercise not only impacts the physiological effect of obesity, but it also improves the brain’s ability to adjust to the neurological causes of the disease. Learn to Move offers a long term movement skills program that will encourage long term participation and new and challenging forms of exercise to increase the chances of long term participation.
Our program offers both institutional and individual programs to combat diabetes.