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Stand up to help prevent diabetes-3598

Stand up to help prevent diabetes

For people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the first line of defense is weight loss, healthy eating and physical activity (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse). People with risk factors are usually advised to engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 150 minutes per week to reduce their risk for acquiring the condition.

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Costs rise into the billions as more people have diabetes-3597

Costs rise into the billions as more people have diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease affecting about 25.8 million people (2010, diagnosed and undiagnosed) in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Among them, 10.9 million people are ages 65 years and older. In Canada, 2.4 million people had diabetes in 2008/2009 (Public Health Agency of Canada). Type 2 diabetes, which is related to lifestyle factors, is the most common form.

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Diabetes rates are rising in the US-3457

Diabetes rates are rising in the US

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Consensus paper focuses on people 65+ with diabetes-3432

Consensus paper focuses on people 65+ with diabetes

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Walk-friendly neighborhoods may help limit diabetes-3381

Walk-friendly neighborhoods may help limit diabetes

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Moderate physical activity lowers risk of diabetes mortality-3339

Moderate physical activity lowers risk of diabetes mortality

Exercise is planned and progressive movement with the goal of improving physical fitness. Physical activity is also movement that increases energy expenditure, but it covers more categories, including leisure-time physical activities, such as walking or gardening or housework. Exercise, along with diet, is a treatment for type 2 diabetes because it helps control weight and lower blood sugar (PubMed Health). Can physical activity help manage diabetes the way that exercise can? Since people with type 2 diabetes are also at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a research team sought to answer that question.

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