Tag Archives: Exercise

Diabetes Health Type 1: Sometimes I Worry That I Am Just Not That Great at Managing Diabetes

I watch all these friends with diabetes that totally own their diabetes. They appear to master it. They have gadgets and gizmos, and they know how to use them. Their lines on their blood sugar graphs look amazingly flat and steady. I’m not sure if they do master it, or they are just posting a … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Sometimes I Worry That I Am Just Not That Great at Managing Diabetes

Study Shows People Tend to Inflate their Activity Levels

Researchers in the United States and Europe recently completed a study to test how accurately people rate physical activity status. Unfortunately, the results aren’t very flattering. As a whole, people were all less active than reported, and U.S. respondents were found to overestimate their level of activity the most. The study involved over 1,500 participants … Continue reading Study Shows People Tend to Inflate their Activity Levels

Diabetes Health Type 1: What People with Type 1 Diabetes Can Learn from Type 2s

Admit it, Type 1s. In weaker moments, you look down your noses at the Type 2 diabetics. You know that their disease can result from poor lifestyle choices. You know that their treatment regimen, compared with yours, is simple. And you’re really tired of folks telling you: “Oh, my grandfather had diabetes, too!” “It’s almost … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: What People with Type 1 Diabetes Can Learn from Type 2s

Diabetes Health Type 2: 415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach

415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach Matt Toohey had always been on the heavy side, even as a college baseball player. When injuries ended his career after just one season at Herkimer County Community College in New York, he quit working out and buried his frustrations in food. His weight ballooned … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: 415-pound Type 2 Diabetic Sheds Weight To Become Fitness Coach

AskNadia: Insulin Dependent with Hepatitis C Jaundice and Hemochromatosis

My dad has diabetes and takes insulin. Nowadays he has hepatitis c and jaundice but I have observed hyperpigmentation on unexposed areas of skin.  Especially his face. Also, His has mild itching in his arms and bleeding. Is this related to hemochromatosis? Ahmed E.  Dear Ahmed: Your father is lucky to have you as his … Continue reading AskNadia: Insulin Dependent with Hepatitis C Jaundice and Hemochromatosis

Living With Type 2: Short Walks May Work Best at Preventing Diabetes

Taking short walks every half hour could do more to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than a 30-minute walk every day, according to a new study. The findings cement the idea that those with sedentary jobs should get up and step away from their desks regularly to prevent risks to their health. … Continue reading Living With Type 2: Short Walks May Work Best at Preventing Diabetes

Living With Type 1: NASCAR’s Ryan Reed Racing to Stop Diabetes

When he’s racing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, driver Ryan Reed keeps a close eye on his dashboard monitors, which track his blood sugar along with his car’s tire pressure, RPMs and water temperature. Reed was told his racing career was over when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17, that it was … Continue reading Living With Type 1: NASCAR’s Ryan Reed Racing to Stop Diabetes

Living With Type 2 Diabetes: 5 Ways to Make the Most of 5-lb. Hand Weights

Have you ever been on a trip away from home and only had access to one set of weights or minimal equipment? My clients have asked me to help them make the most out of what little they have to work with.  So I thought you might like the help too. Let’s get something straight: … Continue reading Living With Type 2 Diabetes: 5 Ways to Make the Most of 5-lb. Hand Weights

Diabetes Health Type 1: The Stress of Type 1 Often Leads to Diabulimia

Living with type 1 diabetes means that you have a different relationship with food than other people. You live your life in between the demanding rituals that happen multiple times a day; before and after a meal or any type of snack. When I look down at my plate I don’t just see the food … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: The Stress of Type 1 Often Leads to Diabulimia

AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars

Dear Nadia: Why do my BG’s run high when I hike in higher altitudes? RU Dear RU: When you exercise in elevations your body is accustomed to, chances are you have a good idea of how your blood sugar will respond. Hyperglycemia Exercising in high altitudes such as hiking generally, reduces your oxygen intake and … Continue reading AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars