Pump Tips for Different Types of Exercise

The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association have established general clinical practice recommendations for exercise and diabetes. While the wide variety of sports and recreational activities makes it difficult for them to make all-encompassing recommendations, a rule of thumb for all activities is for pumpers to first consider pre-exercise blood glucose levels. Your insulin reductions and/or the carbohydrate intake for activities

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The Diabetic Athlete

In addition to being an assistant professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and DIABETES HEALTH’s exercise advisor, Sheri Colberg, PhD, can add “author” to her list of credentials. Colberg, a diabetic athlete with a PhD in exercise physiology, has penned “The Diabetic Athlete,” a book that gives athletes and dedicated fitness enthusiasts practical tips to manage type 1 or 2

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Exercise Leads to Longevity – Type 2 Men Who Exercise Live Longer

Researchers discovered that type 2 men who exercise have a lower overall risk of dying than diabetic men who lead a sedentary lifestyle. According to the April 18 Annals of Internal Medicine, moderate exercise-such as walking 30 minutes per day most days of the week-would help lower this risk. Dr. Ming Wei, of The Cooper Institute in Dallas, measured fitness and activity levels of 1,263

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Making Insulin Adjustments For Your Aerobic Workout

Exercise impacts everyone differently. A minority of people with diabetes who exercise may find it unnecessary to make any insulin or dietary changes to accommodate their exercise regime, like the NPH user who does aerobics early in the morning before her breakfast or morning insulin. Most, however, will probably need to make some adjustments. A few real-life examples from aerobics participants with diabetes show the

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Book Explains Diabetes in Practical and Lighthearted Style

You may not be a dummy, but chances are you are overwhelmed by all the diabetes information you are bombarded with, information that can be highly complex, technical and fast-changing. Information about diabetes can be difficult to incorporate into a healthy life. If this is your problem, “Diabetes For Dummies” is clearly on target for you. This wide-ranging and witty, pack-it-all-in guide provides you with

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Book Claims to Have “The Diabetes Cure”

In a new book, “The Diabetes Cure,” author Vern Cherewatenko, MD, claims that an herbal compound, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), coupled with a chromium supplement, plus some serious dieting and exercise, is the cure for type 2 diabetes. Cherewatenko, a family physician in Renton, Washington, says that HCA, which comes from the brindle berry, helps the muscles to absorb more glucose. When this happens, a “full

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