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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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A blast from the past! I was delighted to learn recently that one of my very first bosses at Goldman Sachs – the wonderful and incredibly kind David M. Darst, Sr. – completed the New York City Triathlon last Sunday in support of the JDRF, along with his incomparably talented and equally kind son, David Darst Jr.... Continue Reading »

AADE, ADA, and AND

Major organizations make it clear: diabetes education is critical! Continue Reading »

Exercise has been one of four complete gamechangers for managing my type 1 diabetes, but it can frequently be a source of confusion, frustration, exhaustion, and blood sugar unpredictability. I think this is partially why I get so many reader questions on this topic – managing blood sugars during exercise is challenging. Fortunately, it’s not impossible! Continue Reading »

Pathways Initiative

Starting in 2012, the American Diabetes Association established the Pathway to Stop Diabetes initiative, a $1.6 million grant (paid over five years) to support the research of young up-and-coming scientists who are committed to working on innovative projects in diabetes. The Pathway Award is in many ways a beacon of hope for diabetes researchers navigating the present research-funding climate... Continue Reading »

diabetes, stress

Have you ever felt stress related to your diabetes?

There’s no question – this can be a tough, unrelenting disease. It’s 24/7 with no breaks. It affects nearly every aspect of life. The management is repeatedly annoying, unpleasant, time-consuming, and worry-filled. It’s expensive. Continue Reading »

Team Novo Nordisk

diaTribe was excited to learn that Novo Nordisk has extended its partnership with the professional cycling Team Novo Nordisk (TNN) for an additional two years. Founded by diabetes advocate Phil Southerland, Team Novo Nordisk is the first professional team in any sport to be made up exclusively of athletes with type 1 diabetes Continue Reading »

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