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Exercise

Staying active is important for everyone. For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity, exercise plays an even greater role in managing day-to-day health. For those with diabetes, the best thing about exercise is that it can help you keep your blood sugar levels in your target range.

According to US guidelines, all adults should get 150 to 300 minutes each week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (like walking), 75 to 150 minutes each week of vigorous aerobic exercise (like running), or some combination of the two types of exercise. Experts also strongly recommend lifting appropriate-sized weights or doing some form of resistance training.

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Dexcom and Garmin now offer a way to see your glucose levels and trends on your compatible Garmin smartwatch or cycling computer. Don Muchow, a seasoned extreme endurance athlete with type 1 diabetes, shares his experience with this new feature. Continue Reading »

If you are currently taking three or more insulin injections per day, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial that provides you with the Guardian Connect continuous glucose monitor (CGM) system, InPen smart insulin pen, and smart insulin pen caps. Continue Reading »

Former Team Novo Nordisk cyclist Ezra Ward-Packard shares how he manages his diabetes while endurance training, everything he’s learned over the last 12 years, and his advice for aspiring endurance athletes. Continue Reading »

Learn more about this 10 day, at-home study looking into the effects of exercise on the glucose levels of children with type 1 diabetes. Continue Reading »

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Weight impacts diabetes and diabetes impacts weight. The emotional and physical toll of excess weight is not exclusive to the type 2 diabetes community as diaTribe staff member, Julie Heverly explores.  Continue Reading »

At the ADCES 2021 conference three diabetes care and education specialists gave their recommendations for how to craft an individual exercise routine and how to avoid common pitfalls. Continue Reading »

Regular testing of kidney health is important for people with diabetes, but it can be difficult to navigate your test results. Learn how to understand your tests, work with your healthcare team, and protect your kidney health in the long run. Continue Reading »

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