Exercise May Treat Diabetes and Depression Caused Due to COVID

Adult woman with sportswear and a glucose sensor device on her arm doing stretching on a purple mat in the parkResearch shows that exercise may effectively treat long-haul COVID symptoms such as diabetes and depression. Many people who have had COVID report long-term symptoms well after the virus first appeared.

Studies show that COVID can cause depression and increase blood glucose levels to the point where people develop diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition common among people with type 1 diabetes. It is still unclear how many people are suffering from long-haul symptoms, but estimates range from 15% to 80% of people infected.


These symptoms experienced after COVID have been labelled as “long COVID” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are described as a constellation of debilitating symptoms, including brain fog, fatigue, and muscle pain that can last for months after a person recovers from the initial infection.

“For example, a person may not get very sick from COVID-19, but six months later, long after the cough or fever is gone, they develop diabetes,” explains Dr. Rebello, a research scientist at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

One solution that researchers have found is exercise. They believe that 30 minutes of physical activity a day can help moderate persistent symptoms of COVID-19. Exercise can break the chain of inflammation that leads to high blood sugar levels and the development of type 2 diabetes. Previous research has also shown the positive effect that exercise can have against the symptoms of depression.

Researchers believe that even low-intensity exercise can make a difference. A 30-minute exercise session is suggested but if you can only do 15 minutes at a time, do two 15 minute sessions. The important thing is to start trying no matter where you begin. You can gradually build up to a recommended level of exercise by starting off slowly.

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Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.