Yes! Aerobic exercise has been proven to increase your insulin sensitivity. What this means is your body becomes more effective at utilizing available insulin with exercise. A lot of diabetics turn to regular exercise to help to control their blood sugar levels. This can result in less or no medication.
How often and how long do I need physical therapy?
Depending on your condition, the therapist will give you an approximate timeline. On average, physical therapy is usually 2 days a week for approximately 4-6 weeks. Patients that have an extensive past medical history might take longer to heal; therefore, requiring a longer duration of physical therapy. Examples that affect the duration include: diabetes, age, smoking, history of slow healing wounds, malnutrition, previous injury to the area being treated, and previous surgery to the area or limb being treated.