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Resistance training and aerobic exercise both provide many health benefits. However, combining these two in a regular exercise program improves blood glucose levels in people who have type 2 diabetes and may also be better at helping control blood sugar than either type of exercise alone. Read more
People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing serious health problems with their eyes. Diabetes causes blood vessels to become brittle and weak, which restricts blood flow to the eyes and damages their fragile components. This damage can cause irritation, blurry vision and even blindness. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people between ages 20 and 74. Read more
Spring is in full swing and that means it’s time to get outside and back to an active lifestyle. Once you’ve healed after surgery, you can go back to your regular activities. Whether you are gardening or picking up your exercise routine, your ostomy does not need to hold you back.
Here are a few tips for resuming activities: Read more
Riding a bike is a great way to log cardiovascular exercise, especially as the weather begins to warm up. For those who are new to biking, or are coming back to it after an extended hiatus, here’s a primer for making it a part of your diabetes management plan. Read more
It’s true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but it isn’t the only meal. If you’re managing your type II diabetes, it’s important to make smart choices every time you sit down to a meal.
Unfortunately, a busy work schedule can make that tough to do at lunchtime. A recent survey found that as many as 62% of Americans eat lunch rushed at their desks. On those rare occasions when we do go out of the office for a bite to eat, unhealthy fast food is often what we turn to first. Read more
Managing diabetes is a lifelong commitment. If you’re just starting out on your course of treatment, that can be an intimidating reality to face. Add with it all of the moving parts to keep track of – blood sugar levels, medication, diet, physical activity, and more – and it’s not uncommon for new patients (or even patients who have been dealing with diabetes for some time) to become overwhelmed.
If this is where you’re at now, you can relax, because not only is it common to feel this way, but there’s a solution. Just like with any long-term endeavor, the most effective way to succeed is to make a plan and follow it. Read more
In February 2000, former President Bill Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening, and so much more. This marks the 17th annual observance of the month-long effort to educate each other about this condition and get screened. Read more