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Diabetes Complications can be Prevented

Every 21 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. That means every 21 seconds, you have a reason to walk more, to eat balanced, nutritious meals, to take a good look at your life, and make changes for the better. But if and when you are diagnosed, you simply can’t wait for the next shoe to […]

Should You Exercise When You Have a Cold?

Committed exercisers dread getting sick because they have to stop exercising. They know it is easy to lose momentum and difficult to start again. So what should they do if they are feeling under the weather? Should they continue exercising? How long should they rest? How soon can they return to exercise? Related terms:when can […]

Exercising in the Summer Heat

Summer is a great time to get active with outdoor activities like hiking, jet skiing, wind surfing, cycling, and swimming. There’s something refreshing and invigorating about working out with the wind in your face and the sun on your back. But exercising in the heat can have hidden dangers, especially for diabetics who are more […]

Giving yourself an Insulin Shot

If you have type 1 diabetes-or if you have type 2 diabetes and oral medications are not controlling your blood sugar, you have to take insulin. If you have gestational diabetes, you may need to take insulin if diet and exercise have not been able to keep your blood sugar levels within your target range. […]

Exercise for Diabetics on Insulin

Exercise is one of the most important weapons in the arsenal against diabetes. Regular physical activity helps to control blood sugar and lessens the risk of diabetes-related complications like heart disease. Related terms:avoid exercise during peak insulin activitywhy should diabetics avoid exercise during peak insulin timesdiabetes and exercisedoes cold water slow down insulin absorptionexercise for […]

Caring for Diabetic Feet

For many, the foot is of least concern. But for patients diagnosed with diabetes, the foot should be given utmost care. Diabetics are more vulnerable to foot problems and if left untreated may result in severe disorders like infection, gangrene (or tissue death), ulceration and even amputation. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet […]

Preggie Fitness

Maricel lifts weights three times a week. Teresa runs five kilometers every day. Vicky plays tennis as often as she can. All three women have recently gotten pregnant and would like to continue to exercise but they are concerned that it might hurt their baby. The good news is that experts like the American College […]

What is Reactive Hypoglycemia?

Also called postprandial hypoglycemia, reactive hypoglycemia pertains to recurring episodes of symptomatic low blood sugar levels among people who do not have diabetes usually occurring after eating meals. Reactive hypoglycemia is believed to be a consequence of excessive insulin release caused by the carbohydrates. This is essentially remedied by raising the glucose by eating for […]