1 in 5 of my Facebook Friends are at risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes

1 in 5 of my Facebook Friends are at risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes

I want my family and friends to have the happiest and healthiest life possible.  That’s why it’s so disturbing to learn that many of my loved ones are currently at risk for type 2 diabetes.  This disease can be prevented or managed – and a person doesn’t have to run marathons or eat a vegetarian diet to do so. Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference towards better health.  Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a day devoted to spreading awareness of this global problem.  Learn about type 2 diabetes and if you are at risk for developing the disease at www.stopdiabetes.com(more…)

Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

Physical Activity for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

Physical activity in adults with type 2 diabetes shows how important it can be for people with a chronic disease to be active. Physical activity has important therapeutic effects in people with diabetes, but it is also routinely recommended to reduce risk of other diseases and help promote a healthy body weight.

For example, strong scientific evidence shows that physical activity protects against heart disease in people with diabetes. Moderate-intensity activity for about 150 minutes a week helps to substantially lower the risk of heart disease. A person who moves toward 300 minutes (5 hours) or more of moderate-intensity activity a week gets even greater benefit.

Adults with chronic conditions should work with their health-care providers to adapt physical activity so that it is appropriate for their condition. For example, people with diabetes must be careful to monitor their blood glucose and avoid injury to their feet.