New Book: The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes!

In case you missed it, my latest book, The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes; Expert Advice for 165 Sports and Activities, was released in February 2019 by Human Kinetics. A much needed update to Diabetic Athlete's Handbook, this new edition contains 80% new content on timely topics and issues related to being active with diabetes. This book is full of new info that you didn't even know you needed to know about being active and excelling with diabetes, especially if you use insulin but even if you don't. Low carb eating and athletics? Covered. Device issues? Covered. Troubleshooting tips? You betcha! 165 sports and activities? Probably a few more than that! Even 15 all-new athlete profiles. Get yo

Are Other (Nondiabetes) Medications Affecting Your Physical Activity?

If you take any other medications to help lower your blood cholesterol, manage your blood pressure, or control other health problems, be aware that some of them can potentially impact your ability to be physically active. Although most drugs do not affect exercise, several common nondiabetes medications with such potential effects are statins, beta-blockers, diuretics, vasodilators, and blood thinners (1). Statins: Statins are a class of medications prescribed to lower cholesterol levels or abnormal levels of blood fats to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Brand names include Altoprev, Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, Livalo, Mevacor, Pravachol, and Zocor. If you are someone who

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