How To Prevent And Manage Diabetes With Pickleball

Improves Insulin Sensitivity

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When we hear about diabetes, we usually also hear the word insulin associated with it. Unless individuals already have diabetes, however, they may not know what role insulin plays in their life. Consider insulin as a key that unlocks the cells to use the sugar in the blood. Without insulin, the cell cannot use sugar, and it needs to in order to function. If individuals happen to have more sugar than their cells need, insulin takes the excess sugar and stores it in the liver instead. 

When blood sugar is low, insulin comes to the liver again to take sugar out and put it in the blood. As is clear, insulin plays an important role in the body's blood sugar and the functionality of cells overall. Pickleball improves insulin sensitivity because the game is active enough to keep individuals moving, and as a result, the body needs more sugar and energy to keep up.

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