According to a study done by the Scientists of the Newcastle University, physical activity or walking helps the body to burn more fat and store sugar. And thus if Diabetic patients walk for more than 45 minutes per day then their blood sugar level could be checked without using additional drugs.
Study was done by Michael Trenell the lead author of the study and his associates, for eight weeks involving 20 volunteers, 10 of whom had Type 2 diabetes. Each volunteer was given a pedometer and asked to walk more than 10,000 steps a day. The burned energy in their leg muscles was on check before and after the walk.
At the end of the study they found burning of 20% of more fat from the body and storage of more sugar in the muscles.
“Muscles are the biggest storage depots for sugar in the body. But when they fail to absorb enough sugar, the level becomes abnormally high and thus circulates in the bloodstream, causing damage to the veins, arteries and organs. At this point of time high physical activity helps the muscles to burn more fat and store sugar. Thus lowering the sugar level in the bloodstream,” explains Trenell.