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

Stop Your Exercise

August 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

You know the old saying, “No pain, no gain.” You can forget it.

Your exercise program doesn’t have to be hard. A major study that JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association published a few years ago, determined that you cut your risk of heart disease even if you do only light to moderate walking. The amount of time is more important than your pace. It is still the deed, not the speed. [Read more →]

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T is for Trail Food

August 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The biggest puzzle for those of us with diabetes – and anyone who cares about his or her health – is what to eat while we are away from civilization on the trail. [Read more →]

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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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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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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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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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Hiking for Diabetes

April 27th, 2006 · No Comments

We keep reading about people who walk hundreds if not thousands of miles to promote a cure for diabetes. I’m not sure how that is going to work, although it will certainly help the health of the walker. [Read more →]

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