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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa

W is for Walking Sticks

August 9th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Hike softly, carry walking stick. Those are two of the main maxims for the trail, whether or not you have diabetes.

The latter is among the least observed. I just came back from three days of wilderness hiking in northern Colorado. In all that time I saw few people on the trails and a lot fewer even who had sense enough to carry a walking stick or two. [Read more →]

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New Exercise Guidelines

August 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Even for something as fundamental as exercise, the experts are still fine-tuning their recommendations. And it’s more than just fine-tuning. They are saying that we should do more and more. [Read more →]

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Exercise and Inflammation

July 19th, 2007 · No Comments

We know that exercise somehow reduces our risk of heart disease, the most common complication of diabetes. But we really haven’t known how. [Read more →]

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E is for Exercise

May 20th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Some addictions are positive, unlike addictions to drugs. Years ago I broke my addictions to nicotine and to tetrahydrocannabinol. Those were a couple of the hardest things I ever did, but doing that was sure good for my health. [Read more →]

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Keep Off the Weight

April 15th, 2007 · No Comments

If you haven’t lost weight or need to, feel free to skip to the next article. But 85 percent of those of us who have type 2 diabetes are overweight, and most everyone else is probably on a diet.

I’ve lost a lot of weight in the 14 months I have used Byetta. Now, nothing scares me more than gaining it back. [Read more →]

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Exercise and Diabetes

November 29th, 2006 · No Comments

As winter sets in and as the season of gluttony arrives, three studies in November issues of scientific journals appropriately focus on the benefits of exercise. It’s none too soon for me since I haven’t hit the trail for two weeks. [Read more →]

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Taking 10,000 Steps

November 9th, 2006 · No Comments

You can’t do a 10,000 step program without a pedometer. And a pedometer is pretty useless unless you have a goal like walking a certain number of steps. [Read more →]

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Monitoring our Heart Rate

November 1st, 2006 · No Comments

“If I walk 3.5 miles in an hour on the treadmill, is that fast enough?” I asked my doctor.

“That’s the wrong question,” he replied. “You need to know your heart rate. It needs to be working at 70 to 80 percent of its maximum.” [Read more →]

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Exercise for Type 2 Diabetes

July 26th, 2006 · No Comments

You won’t hear any suggestions for controlling your type 2 diabetes more often than to watch your diet and to do your exercises. But until now we haven’t had proof that exercise works.

We do now. [Read more →]

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Walking Faster

July 5th, 2006 · No Comments

Talking about walking, I kept saying, “It’s the deed, not the speed”. I must have said or written that more times than Johnnie Cochran ever said about gloves, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit”. [Read more →]

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