Diabetes is a common condition that affects almost four million people in the UK. It's caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body does not react to the insulin. Without enough of the hormones, the body struggles to convert sugar in the blood into usable energy.
It is very beneficial for diabetics to go for a walk after eating a large amount of food, according to the health app Lifesum's in-house dietitian, Kajsa Ernestam
Doing any form of exercise after eating could improve insulin sensitivity, which subsequently lowers the risk of high blood sugar.
It could also help the body absorb sugar, which is crucial for diabetic patients.
"If you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, you can, with lifestyle changes, counteract or prevent type 2 diabetes," said Ernestam.
"Changing your lifestyle by increasing physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight , "Eating a well-balanced nutritional diet and avoiding skipping meals" [could lower your risk of diabetes].
"Physical activity increases insulin sensitivity and non-dependent insulin uptake of glucose in the cells."
"This means that les Insulin is required, it is therefore very beneficial to take a walk or move after the meal.
"By being active after a meal, you can help the body absorb the energy [sugar] into the cells, and therefore "
If you have diabetes, it's very important that you do regular activity along with taking your medication," said Ernestam.
Depending on your age and fitness
Regularly physical activity can reduce your chance of developing diabetes by as much as 40 percent, said the dietitian.
You could also lower your
There are no any foods that patients with diabetes should actively avoid, but it is important to limit the amount of sugar, fat and salt in their diet.
Many people may have diabetes without necessarily knowi
Common diabetic symptoms include passing more urine than normal, unexplained weight loss, and feeling very tired.
Speak to a doctor if you're worried about the symptoms of diabetes, or if you think you may be at risk.