Physical Activity and insulin

  • Posted on: 3 August 2010
  • By: jleff

I'm taking insulin now for my type 2 diabetes. I'm also very physically active. Is there anything I should know?

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Reference: 1. Sigal RJ, Kenny GP, Wasserman DH, et al. Physical activity/exercise and type 2 diabetes: a consensus statement from the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2006;29(6):1433-1438.
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Insulin Therapy Options

  • Posted on: 3 August 2010
  • By: jleff

My doctor wants to start me on insulin for my diabetes. I hate the idea of giving myself shots. Is there any way to avoid insulin therapy? What devices might make my life easier?

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References: 1. Karter AJ, Subramanian U, Saha C, et al. Barriers to insulin initiation: the translating research into action for diabetes insulin starts project. Diabetes Care. 2010;33(4):733-735. 2. Marcus A. Diabetes care - insulin delivery in a changing world. Medscape J Med. 2008;10(5):120. 3. Nathan DM, Buse JB, Davidson MB, et al. Medical management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes: a consensus algorithm for the initiation and adjustment of therapy: a consensus statement of the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2009;32(1):193-203.
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Diabetic-friendly Holiday Meal Planning

  • Posted on: 23 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I have a family member who's coming to our house for the holidays. She has diabetes. Is there anything I should keep in mind when planning meals?

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