Exercise for those with diabetes is extremely important. It is important for general health and fitness as well as weight control. There are also some diabetes specific benefits of exercise for those with diabetes such as assisting in glucose controls and also in type two diabetes its also has the affect of increasing insulin sensitivity. Those with diabetes who exercise need to take precautions such as the timing and amounts of insulin injections relative to the timing of exercise. There is one other problem that those exercising need to be conscious of and that is the ‘diabetic foot’. The foot is at increased risk for damage because of the diabetes and that damage may not be detected. Stress fractures are more common in those with diabetes and in the worse case; a Charcot foot problem may develop. Those with diabetes and sign of peripheral neuropathy are at greater risk for diabetic foot problems and are probably better off avoiding weight bearing exercise and take part in activities like cycling and swimming.