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"Erase Your Mistakes With Exercise" and Other Secrets to Living a Long Life With Diabetes
"Erase Your Mistakes With Exercise" and Other Secrets to Living a Long Life With Diabetes

Sheri Colberg, PhD, who has type 1 diabetes, is an exercise physiologist at Old Dominion University who specializes in research in diabetes and exercise.  She has co-authored an inspirational and relevant book called, “50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes.”

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Why Am I Tripping Myself Up? Five Weeks in, and I Can't Wait for Out

Five weeks ago I hurt my ankle. Really hurt it. I either tore a tendon or a ligament or had a severe stress fracture or something. Although I’ve been to my podiatrist twice now, the diagnosis is still unclear. The X-ray showed no break, and while the doc didn’t feel I needed an MRI, I figured that if my insurance paid for it, I did. I want to know we’re doing everything possible to get this fixed as quickly as possible (which already seems impossible after five weeks), because not walking is having several unpleasant effects on me:

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Excuse Me While I Clip on Some Motivation
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Forget the inspirational tapes and cancel the personal trainer! People with diabetes looking for motivation when it comes to exercise may have to look no further than the lowly pedometer.

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Sick Day Guidelines

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Setting Sail with John Dennis

John Dennis, 58, says that self-monitoring to control his type 2 diabetes comes naturally because he is used to "going it alone." After all, taking care of himself is as much a solo responsibility these days as sailing his 50-foot boat around the world.

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Yoga for You!

A healthy lifestyle, which includes exercise, is important in the fight against diabetes. Yoga can complement such a lifestyle and help to keep diabetes under control.

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Exercise and No Co-Pays!

There aren't enough hours in the day to exercise," a patient once told William Polonsky, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.

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Quick & Easy Meals

In today's busy world, it's difficult enough for most of us to get a meal on the table at all - let alone following a healthy meal plan every day.

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There’s No Place Like Home

When it comes to exercise, there's literally no place but home for some of us. Many people cite a lack of transportation, finances or time as reasons for not going to a gym or fitness center. And many rural areas simply don't have gyms or fitness centers. Whether real or perceived, these problems do bring one option to the fore—exercising at home.

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A Taste of the Unordinary

I was a 325-pound chef; a cooking machine with rave reviews; a man given to extremes. Then, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Suddenly, I had to change my diet and I was stunned and beside myself with concern. I have always had a lover's quarrel with food, but now I had to search for alternative ingredients that would appease my taste buds while being nutritious and beneficial for a diabetic diet.

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