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Exercise And Diabetes

Exercise And Diabetes

What percentage of people with diabetes exercise daily?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Personally I have been able to get my Diabetes type2 readings down from around 7 to 8 over the past few years to 4.9 to 5. 8 by watching my diet (and maintaining the substantial amount weight I lost… read more

posted 6 months ago

What Are You Doing For Exercise If You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis Or Any Debilitating Disease?

What Are You Doing For Exercise If You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis Or Any Debilitating Disease?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I push myself around in my manual wheelchair and make sure that I get my heart rate into my zones daily - which might mean going around the block a few times or taking a few spins around the mall (if… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Should You Eat If Your Fasting Number Is High?

Should You Eat If Your Fasting Number Is High?

I haven't yapped for a while. Have been busy, tired - life has got in the way but have something to blab about this morning and we have dozens of new members who haven't been exposed to my drivel 😁

This morning my Fasting Blood Sugar was "out of range for ME".

It came in at a 6.3/113 which is a little over my (target) of 6.0/108 as set by my Diabetes Doc to maintain my level of control.

Not terrible, but a little high.

I "expected" it to be high because I slept in. More correctly I woke and… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Well it does make sense but I gather if one still exercises with high sugars would have to test in between for sure to make sure the insulin you have on board is also working during your exerciseread more

posted 4 months ago

What To Eat

What To Eat

I am pre-diabetic and am confused as to what I can eat fr breakfast, any tips please?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My breakfast at the moment is freshly juiced spinach, kale, granny smith green apple, lemon, cabbage, fresh ginger and celery. After that I have oats soaked in boiling water overnight. I add a pinch… read more

posted 4 months ago

Need Help For Exercise With Braces On Feet

Need Help For Exercise With Braces On Feet

I have a problem regarding exercises. I wear a foot brace on both of my feet. So walking is limited and I don’t need to over exercise my legs thus my query. Other than swimming what else could I do?
Tyvm

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

U can do home feet water aerobic exercising with ur feet in a big bowl of hot water and bath salts

posted about 2 years ago

How Do You Get Exercise When You Are Not Able To Walk Or Stand?

How Do You Get Exercise When You Are Not Able To Walk Or Stand?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have orthostatic tremors...rare disease...can’t stand with out shaking ....have to sit no tremors then.....so this past month I bought a bike...I can ride no wobbling as long as I pedal.

posted almost 4 years ago

What Is The Secret To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off?

What Is The Secret To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off?

This question in one form or other seems to come around again and again.

Weight control is important to Diabetes Management for two reasons.

First off for every point our BMI is above 25, our insulin resistance gets worse.

Second off for every point our BMI is above 25 it puts extra strain on our heart.

Now I'm not going to get into a big discussion about Positive Body Image or Healthy At Any Weight or how some have a Slow Metabolism.

You need to hide those crutches in an unused closet when… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hmmmm.

posted 12 days ago

What The Heck Does Your Liver Have To Do With Blood Sugar?

What The Heck Does Your Liver Have To Do With Blood Sugar?

The Liver is pretty amazing organ.

It filters out “crap” in our blood including left-over meds, is responsible for the cholesterol in our blood (not eggs) and when it comes to Diabetics, its role in sugar storage, production and release will be the focus of my rant this evening.

When it comes to blood sugar, the liver is the “source” anytime we are “not eating”.

It sometimes seems to have a mind of its own – primarily noticed in our high fasting numbers.

The Liver is like a two gear machine… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

So this turmeric idea...how and how much do you use? I have a few recipes that ask for it, but it is very little and I think mainly for the pretty color it gives to the dish.

posted 4 months ago

What Causes High Blood Pressure To Rise Up

What Causes High Blood Pressure To Rise Up

I'm taking high blood pressure medication, and change my diet , regular exercise4 times a week , but struggling to keep it low around 120/80. Any tips or suggestions on how to control it .

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hello Everyone 😀, I often walk 10,000 steps and drink 4 bottles of water daily which keeps my BP numbers good. I use a wrist cuff to test my BP numbers daily.

posted about 1 month ago