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15 Exercise Tips For People With Type 2 Diabetes

15 Exercise Tips For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Get a move on Exercise is safe—and highly recommended—for most people with type 2 diabetes, including those with complications. Along with diet and medication, exercise will help you lower blood sugar and lose weight. However, the prospect of diving into a workout routine may be intimidating. If you're like many newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics, you may not have exercised in years. If that's the case, don't worry: It's fine to start slow and work up. These tips will help you ease back into exercise and find a workout plan that works for you. Try quick workouts As long as you're totaling 30 minutes of exercise each day, several brief workouts are fine, says George Griffing, MD, professor of endocrinology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "We need people with diabetes up and moving," Dr. Griffing says. "If you can do your exercise in one 30 minute stretch, fine. But if not, break it up into increments you can manage that add up to at least 30 minutes each day." Focus on overall activity Increase activity in general—such as walking or climbing stairs—rather than a particular type of exercise. However, don't rely on housework or other daily activity as your sole exercise. Too often, people overestimate the amount of exercise they get and underestimate the amount of calories they consume. (A step-counting pedometer can help.) Get a pedometer Stanford University researchers conducted a review of 26 studies looking at the use of pedometers as motivation for physical activity. Published in 2007, the review found that people who used a pedometer increased their activity by 27%. Having a goal of 10,000 steps a day (about five miles) was important, even if the goal wasn't reached. Pedometer users lost more weight, had a greater drop in blood pr Continue reading >>

Fit With Diabetes: An E-book Review

Fit With Diabetes: An E-book Review

Ill never forget how it felt to step on my yoga mat to practice the day after I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. I was distraught, afraid and disillusioned. The tears flowed like a river and I couldnt imagine the road ahead. My doctor had armed me with some pamphlets and told me to google diabetes. Back then I wasnt on insulin and still had quite a bit of my beta cell function so worrying about insulin and exercise wasnt an issue. My practice that day took me on a journey. With every pose, I felt myself calming down. The more I followed my breath the less my mind freaked out. By the end, I felt restored and ready. Ready to confront what lay ahead. At diagnosis, I thought I had to tackle diabetes on my own, I didnt know there was a thriving community of people supporting each other with diabetes and I hadnt met Christel Oerum the founder of Diabetes Strong. Christel is a powerhouse who hasnt let diabetes stop her. Shes tall, strong and looks like a warrior goddess. After meeting her in person, I can attest to the fact that shes a motivator of note. We met at the Diabetes Sisters Conference in October. I was in charge of leading the yoga classes and she was leading the morning fitness workout. Our approaches couldnt be more different but our message is the same. Working with the body is a total buzz. Recently Christel asked me to check out her new e-book, Fit with Diabetes which is all about how to incorporate exercise and healthy eating into your daily life with diabetes. Having started fast-acting insulin just 7 weeks ago I am now much more concerned about how exercise impacts my blood sugar levels. Being someone who loves to walk, swim, dance and do yoga Ive been concerned about having too much insulin on board. Christels book and her message couldnt have come at Continue reading >>

Overcoming Barriers To Activity

Overcoming Barriers To Activity

A barrier is something that keeps you from doing something else. If you're not active, it's likely that you have at least one barrier or reason why. Perhaps you've never been very active. Maybe you're afraid that your blood glucose level will drop. Think about what is keeping you from being active and then check out some of our solutions to the most common barriers to physical activity. Is there a solution for you? I don't have time to exercise for 30 minutes a day. Think about your day do you have available time slots? Take advantage of any extra time that you may have and pencil in a workout. If you find yourself waiting for the kids to finish practice or watching their game from the sidelines, use that time to take a walk or pace while you watch. Do as much as you can. Every step counts. If you're just starting out, start with 10 minutes a day and add more, little by little. Work up to at least 10-minute sessions, three times a day. You can also try for 15-minute sessions twice a day. Make physical activity part of your daily routine. For example, walk or bike to work or to the store, exercise while you watch TV, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or do something active with your family to spend time together. Dont discount your everyday activities. You may be more active than you think. Housekeeping or mowing the lawn counts as activity. Being active is more than just planned exercise. If you have never been active or have not been active for a while, it is important to start slowly. If you feel unsure about your health, check with your health care provider before making big changes in your exercise plan. Starting slowly is important and so is choosing activities that you enjoy. Over time, the activities you do will get easier. You will even find that you can Continue reading >>

Fit Me T1d Challenge Starts March 5th! (type 1 Diabetics Only)

Fit Me T1d Challenge Starts March 5th! (type 1 Diabetics Only)

Fit Me T1D Challenge Starts March 5th! (Type 1 Diabetics ONLY) Designed by a T1D, the Fit Me T1D Challenge is ONLY for type 1s looking to reduce body fat and maintain/improve lean muscle. The Fit Me T1D Challenge is a challenging 4 Week Training & Nutrition program that can be modified for your specific goals (body fat loss, lean muscle, feeling healthier etc). You need to build muscle and want a tighter, more fit body As a T1D, exercise is a CRITICAL part of managing our condition, improving our A1C, and increasing our quality of life. Most personal trainers & nutritionists just dont understand Type 1 Diabetes because they dont live with the disease or research the disease. This challenge is designed to keep you safe while earning your goal body. Ive even included bonus material like tips on controlling your blood sugar through exercise and a specific grocery list! 114 type 1 diabetics in our PRIVATE Facebook support group over 40% of people lower their total daily insulin use Check out some of the results & testimonials from the recentT1D Challenges: Meet Taylor Neher, a T1D of over 20years who lost 21lbs in less than 3 months! Meet Caitlyn, she is a T1D who won second place in my last 4 week challenge! Meet Amanda Massey, T1D bikini competitor and nutrition client who won the first challenge! These are 3 of the 100s of clients whove lost 1000s of pounds with meNow it is your turn! So How Does The Fit Me T1D Challenge Work? Heres what you get when you register for the Fit Me T1D Challenge: Custom 4 Week Resistance Training & Cardio Regiment Custom Nutrition Setup To Guarantee Progress Without Starving Bonus: Tips To Controll Blood Sugar Through BOTH Kinds Of Exercise Bonus: 4 Best StrategiesFor Optimal Blood Sugar Management Admission into PRIVATE Facebook Group For Continue reading >>

Join The Fit With Diabetes Challenge

Join The Fit With Diabetes Challenge

In this free 4-week challenge, a team of top diabetes experts and Iwill take you through some of the most important things you need to know about diabetes and exercise, healthy nutrition, and weight management with diabetes. How the Fit With Diabetes Challenge works The Fit With Diabetes Challenge consists of five things: Daily activities or challenges that take you through everything you need to do in a step-by-step fashion Articles covering the most important topics on diabetes and weight management Workout programs that you can do during the challenge (home and gym workouts) A Facebook support group for challenge participants in which you can ask questions, share your experiencesand connect with other people who want to be Fit With Diabetes Each week, there will also be a giveaway where you can win awesome diabetes products from challenge sponsors like mySugr , One Drop and Myabetic . Oh, and did I mention that its totally FREE to take the challenge? The challenge is for all fitness levels and is based on my own experiences regarding diabetes and exercise, as well as the knowledge and insights of other diabetes and exercise experts. Im excited to announce that there will be posts by: Ginger Vieira (Diabetes Author, Freelance Writer andthe author of Dealing with Diabetes Burnout & Emotional Eating with Diabetes & Your Diabetes Science Experiment ) Dr. Mark Heyman (Diabetes Psychologist and a Certified Diabetes Educator. Founder and Director of the Center for Diabetes and Mental Health) Ben Tzeel (DiabetesStrong.com fitness editor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) Here is what people had to say about the last challenges: I not only got support and inspiration from all my fellow challengers, I also received wonderful articles on how to better manage my d Continue reading >>

Fit With Diabetes Challenge

Fit With Diabetes Challenge

Editors Note:Christel is a blogger, personal trainer, diabetes advocate, fitness bikini champion and fitness personality. She has been living with Type 1 diabetes since 1997. Beyond Type 1 met up with Christel Oerum from Diabetes Strong for a chat about fitness and her latest project; a free 6-week Fit With Diabetes Challenge which is kicking off September 4,2016 (dont worry if you join a little later; you can quickly get up to speed. Oh, and did we mention, its free?). Christel has Type 1, but she also has professional training experience that pertains to safely and effectively working out with Type 1 diabetes, no matter what your level of fitness is. Heres what she had to say about the program that canchange the way those with Type 1 think and feel about working out and the physical and mental health that can follow. So tell us, why you decided to do the Fit With Diabetes challenge? I created Diabetes Strong as a website dedicated to diabetes and fitness because I was missing a place online for guidance on how to safely and effectively exercise with diabetes. Every week, I receive a lot of really good questions from my readers and the people I train about how to manage blood sugars when working out, what to eat for good nutrition and blood sugar control, as well as more emotional questions on how to get motivated or how to manage the fears of hypoglycemia . In the Fit With Diabetes Challenge, I want to take people through all the different aspects of exercising with diabetes in an easy to follow step-by-step fashion and give them the tools they need to be successful. What can people expect from the challenge? This challenge is all about setting up the people living with diabetes for success when working out, which means controlling crazy blood sugar fluctuation. Ther Continue reading >>

Americas Diabetes Challenge

Americas Diabetes Challenge

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Thefitblog - Strong With Diabetes Challenge

Thefitblog - Strong With Diabetes Challenge

Managing your diabetes and living a healthy lifestyle takes both physical and mental strength, and it helps a lot to have the support of a diabetes tribe. Thats why I am reallyexcited to introduce TheFitBlogs Strong With Diabetes Challenge! Im lucky enough to have Brittany as part of my diabetes tribe and I am very excited that she wants to share this challenge with all of you. Thank you Brittany!! The Strong With Diabetes Challenge is a free 4-week program. I have teamed up with a group of the top diabetes experts to take you through the most important things you need to know about diabetes and exercise, healthy nutrition, and how to deal with the mental and emotional aspects of diabetes. The challenge starts May 3 and its completely free to participate. I have type 1 diabetes myself, and inspiring others to live a healthy and active life with diabetes is my passion, so I really hope you will join my challenge. More than 2,500 people with diabetes took part in my last challenge in January and we have one of the friendliest and most supportive communities you can imagine. The Strong With Diabetes Challenge consists of five things: Daily activities or challenges that takes you through everything you need to do in a step-by-step fashion Articles covering the most important topics onphysical and mental strength with diabetes Workout programs that you can do during the challenge (home and gym workouts) A Facebook support group for challenge participants in which you can ask questions, share your experiencesand connect with other people who want to be Strong With Diabetes The challenge is for people with all types of diabetes, and of all ages and fitness levels. Besides Christel, you will also learn from the following diabetes experts during the challenge: Each week, there Continue reading >>

Join The Fit Me T1d Challenge For Diabetes Awareness Month! Over $1000 In Cash & Prizes!

Join The Fit Me T1d Challenge For Diabetes Awareness Month! Over $1000 In Cash & Prizes!

Join The Fit Me T1D Challenge For Diabetes Awareness Month! Over $1000 in Cash & Prizes! Designed by a T1D, the Fit Me T1D Challenge is for type 1s looking to transformand maintain/improve lean muscle. The Fit Me T1D Challenge is a challenging 4 Week Training & Nutrition program that can be modified for your specific goals (body fat loss, lean muscle, feeling healthier etc). You need to build muscle and want a tighter, more fit body As a T1D, exercise is a CRITICAL part of managing our condition, improving our A1C, and increasing our quality of life. Most personal trainers & nutritionists just dont understand Type 1 Diabetes because they dont live with the disease or research the disease. This challenge is designed to keep you safe while earning your goal body. Ive even included bonus material like tips on controlling your blood sugar through exercise and a specific grocery list! 114 type 1 diabetics in our PRIVATE Facebook support group over 40% of people lower their total daily insulin use Check out some of the results & testimonials from the last T1D Challenge: Meet Taylor Neher, a T1D of over 20years who lost 21lbs in less than 3 months! Meet Caitlyn, she is a T1D who won second place in my last 4 week challenge! Meet Amanda Massey, T1D bikini competitor and nutrition client who won the first challenge! These are 3 of the 100s of clients whove lost 1000s of pounds with meNow it is your turn! So How Does The Fit Me T1D Challenge Work? Heres what you get when you register for the Fit Me T1D Challenge: Custom 4 Week Resistance Training & Cardio Regiment Custom Nutrition Setup To Guarantee Progress Without Starving Bonus: Tips To Controll Blood Sugar Through BOTH Kinds Of Exercise Bonus: 4 Best StrategiesFor Optimal Blood Sugar Management Admission into PRIVATE Faceboo Continue reading >>

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Does One Size Fit All? A Challenge To Uniform Worldwide Diagnostic Thresholds.

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Does One Size Fit All? A Challenge To Uniform Worldwide Diagnostic Thresholds.

Diabetes Care. 2018 Mar 20. pii: dc172393. doi: 10.2337/dc17-2393. [Epub ahead of print] Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Does One Size Fit All? A Challenge to Uniform Worldwide Diagnostic Thresholds. Mater Research and Mater Clinical Unit, University of Queensland, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia [email protected] Danish Diabetes Academy, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Department of Environmental Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Odense Child Cohort, H.C. Andersen Children's Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. Odense Patient data Explorative Network, Odense, Denmark. H.C. Andersen Children's Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. To define the prevalence and pregnancy outcomes related to elevated fasting venous plasma glucose (FVPG) in a Danish pregnancy cohort. This was an observational cohort study including 1,516 women without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) by Danish criteria. FVPG measured at 28 weeks' gestation was related to pregnancy outcomes. With use of the World Health Organization 2013 threshold of FVPG 5.1 mmol/L, 40.1% of the cohort qualified as having GDM. There was no evidence of excess fetal growth, hypertension in pregnancy, or caesarean delivery in women with FVPG <5.6 mmol/L. The WHO 2013 FVPG threshold for GDM is unsuitable for Denmark. It inappropriately labels as having GDM an unmanageably large number of women who are at low absolute risk of p Continue reading >>

Why Start A Family Challenge?

Why Start A Family Challenge?

At the time of my Aunt Norma Jeans passing, I was researching the diabetes epidemic. The more I read about the exploding incidence of diabetes and prediabetes, along with the struggles of those living with the disease, the more insurmountable the problems seemed. Putting such thoughts aside, I traveled to Georgia for the celebration of Norma Jean Fountains life. A nurse who never stopped learning, my aunt was an advocate for healthy eating and exercise, and she practiced what she preached. Until Parkinsons Disease rendered her immobile, she started each day with an early morning walk. In eating, she followed Hippocrates philosophy: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. With a husband and three sons living with diabetes, Norma Jean understood the challenges of this disease, which has affected many in our family. As I stood among my kin that weekend, the global problem of diabetes felt personal. The thought came that although I cant change the whole world, perhaps I can change my corner of it. And the idea of a family challenge was born. My mind stirred with questions. What if everyone set individual goals to improve his or her health so that overall, we have a healthier family? Could we create a challenge where we encouraged, supported and inspired each other? Would anyone even want to do this? My first step was to assess interest among the cousins, who are the grandchildren of Bert and Mae Ayris through their children Art, Norma Jean, and Mary. When we included spouses and adult children and grandchildren, the list of potential participants for the challenge totaled 36. The call went out and more than one third of our extended family expressed interest in the idea. This diverse group included: Four people with type 2 diabetes and one with type 1 diabetes N Continue reading >>

Fit With Diabetes: Sign Up To Be Part Of The January Challenge!

Fit With Diabetes: Sign Up To Be Part Of The January Challenge!

New Year, New Fit With Diabetes Challenge! Fit with diabetes: Lets do this, together. If you need a little motivation and support to get started on your health and diabetes goals in January, why not join me in taking the Fit With Diabetes Challenge ? Its a free, 4-week challenge focused on diabetes and exercise, healthy nutrition, and weight management with diabetes. I, along with a team of top diabetes experts, will take you through some of the most importantaspects you should know about the aforementionedtopics. The challenge starts on January 3, but you can go ahead and sign up here: How the Fit With Diabetes Challenge works The Fit With Diabetes Challenge consists of five parts: Daily activities or challenges that take you through everything you need to do in a step-by-step fashion Articles covering the most important topics on diabetes and weight management Workout programs that you can do during the challenge (home and gym workouts) A Facebook support group for challenge participants to ask questions, share experiencesand connect with other people who want to be Fit With Diabetes Each week, there will be a giveaway where you can win awesome diabetes products from challenge sponsors like One Drop . Additionally,there will be a special discount from One Drop to all challenge participants. More on that specialdeal later! Did I mention that its totally FREE to take the challenge? Anyone and everyone is welcome to join! The challenge is for all fitness levels. Its based on my own experiences with diabetes and exercise, as well as the knowledge and insights of other diabetes and exercise experts. There will be posts by: Continue reading >>

Take The Healthy With Diabetes Challenge!

Take The Healthy With Diabetes Challenge!

workout videos, and much more. We also have articles from a lot of other diabetes and health experts about the things that I dont know enough to write about, like mental health, yoga, pregnancy, etc. Can you tell us more about the Healthy with Diabetes Challenge? Its a free 4-week challenge where a team of diabetes experts and I will take you through some of the most important things you need to know about diabetes and exercise, healthy nutrition, and how to establish healthy habits when you live with diabetes. Daily activities or challenges that takes you through everything you need to do in a step-by-step fashion Articles covering the most important topics on physical and mental health with diabetes Workout programs that you can do during the challenge (home and gym workouts) A Facebook support group for challenge participants in which you can ask questions, share your experiences and connect with other people who want to be Healthy With Diabetes So if youd like to join the challenge simply follow the link and sign up on TheFitBlog and well send you your daily challenge per email. The challenge starts on September 12 and you can Tobias and I were inspired to create these challenges by all the (sometimes silly) challenges we saw in the fitness world. We wanted to create something specifically for people with diabetes that had a lot more impact and could really help people in their diabetes management. We hosted our first Fit With Diabetes challenge in September 2016, expecting perhaps 100-200 people to sign up. Instead 1,900 people joined the challenge!! The challenge was extremely popular with our readers and we have hosted two more since. For the last challenge, called Strong With Diabetes, almost 3,000 people signed up. My motto is there is nothing you cant do with Continue reading >>

Diabetes Strong Is Here And So Is Your Opportunity To Start The New Year Fit.

Diabetes Strong Is Here And So Is Your Opportunity To Start The New Year Fit.

Diabetes Strong is here and so is your opportunity to start the new year fit. Have you heard of The Fit Blog? Not anymore you havent because The Fit Blog is now known as Diabetes Strong . Christel Oerum and her husband Tobias have revamped their previous website devoted to healthy eating and meaningful exercise, to create an online resource for People With all types of Diabetes, sharing information, tips, and even coaching to help PWDs live happier, more active lives. They even provide a platform for inspirational stories, like the one from Sweet Zoo s Jennifer Christensen, talking about her first half marathon back in October . And now, you have the opportunity to join the Diabetes Strong nation and get your New Year off to a tremendous start by participating in the Fit With Diabetes Challenge . Starting January 3, its a four week fitness program where Christel and some of the smartest people in nutrition, exercise, weight management, and more will help you kick off 2018 the finest way possible. And the best part? Its totally free! Want more? How about giveaways that include gifts from Challenge sponsors mySugr , One Drop , and Myabetic . Win, win, and win. There are five things that participants in the Fit With Diabetes Challenge will take part in: 1. Daily activities or challenges that take you through everything you need to do in a step-by-step fashion 2. Articles covering the most important topics on diabetes and weight management 4. Workout programs that you can do during the challenge (home and gym workouts) 5. A Facebook support group for challenge participants in which you can ask questions, share your experiences and connect with other people who want to be Fit With Diabetes The challenge is open to all fitness levels (or non-fitness levels) and again, its to Continue reading >>

Join The Fit With Diabetes Challenge

Join The Fit With Diabetes Challenge

Editors Note:Christel is a blogger, personal trainer, diabetes advocate, fitness bikini champion and fitness personality. She has been living with Type 1 diabetes since 1997. Beyond Type 1 met up with Christel Oerum from Diabetes Strong for a chat about fitness and her next Fit With Diabetes Challenge which is kicking off on January 3. Christel has Type 1, but she also has professional training experience that pertains to safely and effectively working out with Type 1 diabetes, no matter what your level of fitness is. Heres what she had to say about the program that canchange the way those with Type 1 think and feel about working out and the physical and mental health that can follow. BT1: Why did you decide to do the Fit With Diabetes challenge? CO: I created Diabetes Strong as a website dedicated to diabetes and fitness because I was missing a place online for guidance on how to safely and effectively exercise with diabetes. Every week, I receive a lot of really good questions from my readers and the people I train about how to manage blood sugars when working out , what to eat for good nutrition and blood sugar control, as well as more emotional questions on how to get motivated or how to manage the fears of hypoglycemia . In my Fit With Diabetes Challenges, I (and a team of diabetes experts) take people through all of the different aspects of exercising and eating healthily with diabetes in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step fashion and give them the tools they need to be successful. BT1: What can people expect from the challenge? CO:This challenge will focus on weight management because that is something many people are interested in in January. We will have weekly meal plans and articles about how to manage both the practical and mental aspects of healthy nutrition. Continue reading >>

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