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First Step to Active Health for Diabetes by Phil Page, PT, ATC, MS, CSCS, and Michael E. Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FACSM-994

First Step to Active Health for Diabetes by Phil Page, PT, ATC, MS, CSCS, and Michael E. Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FACSM

Diabetes is a chronic disease affecting an estimated 180 million people worldwide, advises the World Health Organization. In the United States, 24 million people—8% of the population—have diabetes, and the number of individuals with this condition grows every year, increasing 25% in the past 6 years alone2 (see Figure 1 on page 45). In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that one in 3 (~30%) Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime.

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Plan exercise for people with diabetes

Physical activity is one of the top recommendations for people at risk of diabetes or who already have diabetes, along with healthy eating habits, weight loss and, when appropriate, medications. Since November is Diabetes Awareness Month, it’s a good time to remind participants that exercise can help them manage their health.

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Diabetes wellness: dive into physical activity by Mary E. Sanders-453

Diabetes wellness: dive into physical activity by Mary E. Sanders

Doris was surprised by her recent diabetes diagnosis. Although she’s never been an active person, Doris thought that adding only 15 lbs. (6.8 kg) of excess weight during her 70 years meant she wouldn’t be at risk for a disease commonly associated with people who are overweight or obese. She learned that even a 15-lb. weight gain increases a person’s risk of diabetes by 50%. In turn, losing as little as 11 lbs. (4.5 kg) can reduce a person’s risk of diabetes by the same percentage (Daniels, 2006).

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Preventing type 2 diabetes

Today, diabetes affects 17 million Americans. In 2002, the direct and indirect costs of the disease totaled $132 billion, or “one out of every ten healthcare dollars spent in the United States,” says the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Yet the healthcare burden and personal costs related to diabetes can largely be prevented through lifestyle modification.

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Exercise for people with type 2 diabetes by Shirley Archer, J.D., M.A.-130

Exercise for people with type 2 diabetes by Shirley Archer, J.D., M.A.

More than 17 million Americans suffer from diabetes, a metabolic disease in which the body has difficulty converting food into fuel. “People with diabetes have a shortage of insulin or a decreased ability to use insulin, a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) to enter cells and be converted to energy,” explains a publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
One in three people with diabetes, or

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The aging foot

Older adults have a lot to think about when it comes to being active or staying free of injuries—including their feet. That’s because we experience many more issues with our feet as we age. For active seniors, footwear becomes a key consideration. To learn more on this topic, the Journal on Active Aging recently consulted three authorities in this field.

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