Prolonged Exercise and Its Effects on Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 1 diabetes mellitus is presumably caused by immunological or viral cumulative destruction of pancreatic β cells, leading to a complete inability to produce endogenous insulin. Exercise can cause different reactions in relation to blood glucose concentration, depending on duration and intensity. High intensity aerobic workouts can cause blood glucose to drop. Anaerobic exercise can cause blood glucose to rise. This can cause problems for a diabetic patient in terms of diabetes management during exercise, as patients often over-compensate for an expected glucose drop by eating carbohydrates ...
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