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Diabetes Management In Children Engaging In Physical Activity

Diabetes Management in Children Engaging In Physical Activity

Diabetes Management in Children Engaging In Physical Activity

Children with diabetes are often sidelined during team sports and planned exercise.
Physical activity is universally recognized as an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise improves cardiovascular outcomes, improves insulin sensitivity, and improves glycemic control in patients with diabetes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children, including those with diabetes, engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day starting as young as 5 years old. Unfortunately, studies have shown that children and adolescents with diabetes are less physically active than those without diabetes.
There are several factors that may contribute to this difference in activity levels including: concerns of altered glycemic control during exercise, the need for closer monitoring, fear of being ostracized, and the fear of experiencing a hypoglycemic event. It is important that children and adolescents, especially those with diabetes mellitus, are encouraged to play sports, get regular exercise and not feel ashamed of their chronic condition. With a proper understanding of the blood glucose fluctuations that occur during exercise and a comprehensive diabetes care plan, children and adolescents can engage in sports and physical activity safely.
Understanding glucose metabolism and hormonal changes that occur during exercise is essential for the management of glycemic control in children and adolescents. The major sources of fuel for the body during exercise are carbohydrates and fat. Glucose is obtained from carbohydrates in the diet and is stored as Continue reading

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Exercise guidelines for gestational diabetes mellitus

Exercise guidelines for gestational diabetes mellitus


Exercise guidelines for gestational diabetes mellitus
Cliantha Padayachee, Jeff S Coombes, Physical Activity and Health, the School of Human Movement Studies and the Centre for Research on Exercise, the University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Author contributions: Padayachee C and Coombes JS equally contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Jeff S Coombes, PhD, Physical Activity and Health, the School of Human Movement Studies and the Centre for Research on Exercise, the University of Queensland, Blair Drive, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia. [email protected]
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Received 2014 Aug 28; Revised 2015 Jan 19; Accepted 2015 Apr 27.
Copyright The Author(s) 2015. Published by Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved.
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The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing worldwide. This disease has many detrimental consequences for the woman, the unborn foetus and child. The management of GDM aims to mediate the effects of hyperglycaemia by controlling blood glucose levels. Along with pharmacology and dietary interventions, exercise has a powerful potential to assist with blood glucose control. Due to the uncertainty of risks and benefits of exercise during pregnancy, women tend to avoid exercise. However, under adequate supervision exercise is both safe and beneficial in the treatment of GDM. Therefore it is vital that exercise is incorporated into the continuum of care for women with GDM. Medical doctors should be able to refer t Continue reading

50 Registered Dietitians Share Diabetes Diet & Lifestyle Tips

50 Registered Dietitians Share Diabetes Diet & Lifestyle Tips


A1: One of the best ways I recommend to clients to keep their energy up while managing their diabetes is to included 3 to 4 food groups with each meal or snack. For instance, if they are planning a mid morning snack, we discuss the need to include a healthy fat and protein for satiety as well as complex carbs for energy and fruits or vegetables for fiber! I usually recommend a plain Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of powdered peanut butter with celery sticks and a handful of high fiber cereal. This combination also provides a variety of textures that increases their satisfaction with their snack choice as well.
A2: I would encourage the diabetic to work closely with their treatment team, specifically their dietitian, to figure out unique combinations of foods they enjoy to include in their diet. For instance, if my client is stuck on grilled chicken, broccoli and a side salad, I would show them how we can use those foods in combination with another food, such as a whole grain tortilla, to create a new combination that is still made from their base comfort foods.
A3: A plant based diet can definitely work as part of a diabetic friendly meal plan. However, you need to work with a professional to help ensure you are meeting your protein needs as well as vitamin B12. I also encourage my clients interested in plant based eating to focus on incorporating nutrient dense foods, such as nuts, that help provide protein, fats and are a low source of carbohydrates. This makes a great accompaniment to dinner, such as a walnut pesto with garbanzo beans and zucchini noodles!
I recomme Continue reading

Livongo and Lilly Collaborate on Real-World Diabetes Research

Livongo and Lilly Collaborate on Real-World Diabetes Research


Livongo and Lilly Collaborate on Real-World Diabetes Research
Companies join forces to advance predictive and prescriptive recommendations for people with diabetes
Jan 08, 2018, 09:00 ET from Eli Lilly and Company from , Livongo
Eli Lilly and Company logo. (PRNewsFoto, Eli Lilly and Company) (PRNewsfoto/Eli Lilly and Company)
Eli Lilly and Company logo. (PRNewsFoto, Eli Lilly and Company) (PRNewsfoto/Eli Lilly and Company)
INDIANAPOLIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and Livongo Health, a leading consumer digital health company focused on empowering all people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced a strategic collaboration to study real-world evidence and develop new insights to reduce the burden on people living with diabetes.
The research collaboration will combine real-world behavioral studies and claims data to advance knowledge about effective interventions in diabetes care. The companies aim to contribute to medical literature in three areas:
Measure the impact of remote diabetes self-management education and support on clinical and healthcare cost outcomes
Understand how people living with diabetes can stay more actively involved in their health
Lilly has been a leader in diabetes care for more than 90 years, and was the first company to make insulin commercially available to people with the disease. Today, Lilly provides a wide range of therapies to address the diverse needs of people living with diabetes.
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Nobody Needs This Silicon Valley-Made Blood Sugar Tracker for 'Wellness' and Lifestyle

Nobody Needs This Silicon Valley-Made Blood Sugar Tracker for 'Wellness' and Lifestyle


Nobody Needs This Silicon Valley-Made Blood Sugar Tracker for 'Wellness' and Lifestyle
Sanos glucose tracker. Image Courtesy Hyper Wellbeing.
Since launching in 2011, Silicon Valley healthcare startup Sano Intelligence has kept a low profile. Despite raising $20 million in venture capital, the company founded by ex-Bain Capital analyst and bioengineering grad Ashwin Pushpala has yet to release its producta continuous glucose tracker that sticks to a users skin and monitors blood through an app. Gizmodo has obtained new details about the device, and how the company intends to market it as a product for metabolic insight for non-diabetics, rather than to diabetics who regularly need to track their glucose. The strategy means Sano doesnt need FDA approval, but doctors and diabetes experts interviewed by Gizmodo question whether the product would have any benefits to non-diabetics at all.
Pushpala spoke about the glucose tracker, which the company aims make available through beta release this year, at the tiny healthcare focused Hyper Wellbeing conference in Silicon Valley in late 2016. In a video of Pushpalas Wellness as a Service talk obtained by Gizmodo, he reveals the first renderings of the device, which looks like a nicotine patch with a circular piece of metal in the center, containing the bluetooth receiver and battery. It kind of looks and feels like sandpaper or velcro when you put it on the skin, Pushpala said in the presentation. These are minimally invasive microstructures that are placed on the body.
A slide from the Sano presentation explaining the devic Continue reading

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