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What Is the Best Time of Day to Exercise with Diabetes?

The biggest problem most insulin users face is the risk of their blood glucose going too low for up to two days after they exercise. Given that there are no clear recommendations about the best time to exercise with diabetes, a recent study published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology early in 2015 tackled this issue head-on. The study compared blood glucose levels and the number of lows during and following moderate exercise for 36 hours. A total of 35 adults with type 1 diabetes using insulin pumps undertook 60 minutes of moderate exercise on a treadmill at 7 AM (pre-breakfast) and 4 PM (pre-dinner) on different days. During exercise their insulin pumps were turned off co

Combat the Effects of Aging with Exercise

If you could take fewer medications and/or lower insulin doses, what would it be worth to you? For many of us with diabetes, there is nothing we value more than good health. In a very real sense, exercise is medicine—actually eliciting better health than prescribed medications in many cases. Being physically active can help prevent obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes (or “double diabetes” if you have type 1), and other chronic conditions that plague people with diabetes more often than others. But what about slowing down aging? Is that possible? Older people tend to be quite sedentary nowadays, and being sedentary negatively impacts health, making it difficult to separate the effects of

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