In this episode, Jack Woodfield from Diabetes UK is joined by Nikita Kuzmin and Milesh Lakhani to discuss the role that sport and exercise play in their lives and the benefits and challenges it can bring.
It’s universally agreed that being active is good for us, but living with diabetes can make it hard to know what sort of exercise to do or how it might affect you.
Nikita shares what motivates him to take part in as many physical activities as he can and reveals some of the planning required for him to take part in the Strictly Come Dancing TV show and live tour.
Milesh explains how he changed his exercise routine after developing pancreatitis and being diagnosed with diabetes, and how not being active affects him.
More information about this episode
When taking part in any new physical activity, there is the possibility of physical injury. It’s important that you always check with your healthcare team before trying new exercises. If you experience any pain or difficulty when doing these exercises, stop and speak to your GP or healthcare team.
The views and opinions of the guests are their personal stories and may not reflect the views or advice of Diabetes UK. The content in the podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It's important you always speak with your healthcare team for specific medical advice.
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"Start slowly and give yourself a break. The fact that you are choosing to do some exercise more than you are today is progress. So don't knock yourself before you've even started."
- Milesh, who features in our episode on exercise and sport