Have you ever wondered why there’s so much fuss about physical fitness with diabetes?  Why don’t people with other ailments get pestered about exercise?

Well, they might. But if you have type 2 diabetes in particular, here’s what you need to know: Exercise – defined as any kind of regular physical activity – is the one thing that has the single biggest positive effect on your overall health. 

Please read this month’s tips on the remarkable benefits, how to get started, and what to look out for with exercise.

Tip 1: Exercise = Medicine

We all know that we’re supposed to exercise, because it brings our blood sugar down and all, but it often seems like just another time-consuming diabetes chore — something we have to do over and over a … Read More >>

Tip 2: When to Worry About Low Blood Sugar

So if you’re physically active and you have diabetes, do you need to be cautious about blood sugar lows? Yes. But this is no reason to avoid exercise.  There’s plenty you can do to stay safe … Read More >>

Tip 3: If You Take Insulin …

The funny thing about being on insulin is that most of the education focuses on adjusting your doses for the food you eat, without much attention to you physical activity—which also … Read More>>

Tip 4: If You're a Couch Potato … Overcoming Barriers

According to the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, these are some of the most common reasons people state for not exercising: I'm too busy/not enough time, I don't want to exercise alone … Read More >>

Tip 5: If You're Athletic … How to Find Resources

If you enjoy intense workouts, or play a tough sport, you do not have to give this up now that you have diabetes! You will find that people with diabetes continue to perform amazing athletic feats.  Read More >>

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