A study conducted at the University of Missouri monitored weight loss and fitness levels among about 75 obese men and women with type 2 diabetes who participated in an aerobic exercise program at 65% of peak effort over a 16 week period. The results may be disappointing for women. The men in the study showed [...]
Managing diabetes it’s easy to get hyper-focused on blood glucose control, where the average value is documented by hemoglobin A1C with a target set by the American Diabetes Association at <7.0%. But, it’s important we not forget the parallel importance of managing the “standard” risk factors for heart/ cardiovascular disease too. In fact, where the [...]
New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association have reduced the target systolic (“top” number) blood pressure from less than 130 to less than 140. The decision was based on a slightly increased risk for adverse events with some diabetes patients in pushing too hard for blood pressure reading below 130. However, the organization emphasizes that [...]
Let’s talk about fat. Not the most glamorous subject, and a word that has multiple meanings, but in this case let’s talk about the accumulation of this particular kind of tissue….fat…..in our bodies. In particular, let’s discuss a type of fat that’s clearly associated with type 2 diabetes. Visceral fat is, in general, fatty deposits [...]
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by Chelsea Patton- Habits are essential for life. Without having the capacity to make walking, for instance, an unconscious habit our lives would be completely occupied by thoughts of “right foot forward, shift weight to right foot, left foot forward…..” Habits can make diabetes management easier too, and contributor Chelsea Patton shares some secrets on [...]
Doctor of Physical Therapy John Voelz joins Joan Hammel, Tony Skerbec and Toby to discuss his structured physical activity programs at Northwest Senior Health and Fitness in Huntley, Illinois where seniors with diabetes discover firsthand the benefits of exercise to blood sugar control and cardiovascular health. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]
Tired of suffering over what to eat? DiabetesEveryDay provides a menu for dinner meals each week, featuring both simple and elaborate dishes, all “diabetes-friendly”, and many on loan from popular books published by Toby’s Registered Dietitian friends. Chef Lindsey Singleton’s original dishes will have your kitchen rated 5 stars, and Toby prepares a featured dish [...]
Watch this quick review of diabetes medications other than insulin (insulin video coming soon). New drugs come and, unfortunately, go often, but a review of the main classes of diabetes medications most often prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes is a great way to understand how the drug(s) prescribed for you work and [...]