Pilates is a great way for people with diabetes to get moving because it helps improve flexibility, balance, and strength through gentle, fluid movements using your own body weight.
Those who practice pilates often see an improvement in weight, BMI, lean body mass, body fat percentage, resting metabolic rate, and flexibility. New research from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (published Feb 2012) is supporting the role of pilates in improving blood sugar control.
When you practice Pilates, your body gets better at maintaining normal blood sugar and insulin levels. Pilates is great for if you are overweight, at risk for diabetes or have diabetes. Along with the risk of diabetes, high blood sugar is harmful to your body in many other ways such as an increased risk of heart disease).
Try these moves to start your Pilates practice:
Roll Like a Ball (http://www.vingle.net/posts/33945)
Front/Back Side Kicks (http://www.vingle.net/posts/306093)
Side Leg Lifts (http://www.vingle.net/posts/411478)