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Diabetes and Exercise
So, you have diabetes. And, you're trying to ignore it….like I did. I went a good 5 years in denial. Now, I don't feel very good and I really think I ought to take a harder look at how I'm eating, what I'm eating and the exercising I ought to be doing.
In support of these efforts it helps to have company and company of a sort for me is to have this page at my website. There might be others looking for help and support.
Face it. Having diabetes sucks. And, me being a psychic doesn't make it any easier.
Here's what I've learned.
It isn't like quitting smoking or drinking. You still need to eat. And food is not the enemy. That took me a long time to understand. You just need to eat healthier. The more your disease progresses the more you need to pay attention to what and when you are eating. Also, quantity is important. Like my doctor told me to eat half a banana…not a whole banana. Who does that? I don't. But, that's what he told me to do. Maybe someday I will. Maybe I'm still in denial.
Also, very important is the exercise factor. You don't have to be a super athlete. You just need to get outside and walk some more. Park farther away from work if you can and walk an extra block or two. Take the stairs in lieu of the elevator if it isn't too far. Or, if it is too far, just take the stairs for 2 flights and then ride the elevator. There's a sign on the wall in my doctor's office to walk 10,000 steps a day.
Oh, heck. I just looked it up and according to The Walking Site 10,000 steps is 5 miles. I've listed their site below with the others. They said a sedentary person might only walk 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. But, they also have a plan to increase it all. First off, you need to purchase a pedometer. Which I have. I got one for about $12 from Weight Watchers, though there are many other places you can get them. I measured my stride. We made a puddle with some water we brought downstairs in a pitcher. I stepped into it to get my feet wet and started walking. You measure from the heel to the heel to get your stride. Then, following the directions of your particular pedometer you enter that information in. It's easy.
What I did was wear it several days at work just to see how far I go in a regular day. I was really surprised to see that just doing regular stuff I walk 3 miles a day. Just at work. Up and down the hallway. Wears you out just thinking about it. No wonder I gain weight when I go on vacation. Anyway, not bad for somebody who doesn't do anything extra in the way of exercising. As a rule, anyway. So, the next step, literally, would be to walk around the block when I get home from work. Not that much more and it's only around the block. Hey, I can handle that. Anyway, you get the idea.
It's fun if you can walk your dog or if a friend will walk with you. All you want to do is to just step up your activity a little bit and keep stepping it up until you're doing maybe 10 minutes of aerobic activity 3 times a week. Ask your doctor if that's enough.
My plan is to use Leslie Sansome's Walk at Home program that I've got on DVD. Just 15 minutes each time and you've walked a mile. In place. Naked if you want. In the privacy of your own home. That appeals to me. There's a link below for her site.
I've also joined Curves an exercise program for women only. There are 14 exercise machines at the Curves I go to. You listen to upbeat music and every 30 seconds a lady on the tape tells you to move to the next station. The work on the exercise machines is alternated with jogging (or dancing) in place. In half an hour you've gone through the circuit of machines twice and exercised off 500 calories. There are Curves locations around the world. Anywhere you could possibly want. It's the first really good exercise I've gotten since I was in grade school.
Thanks for visiting and good luck with your own program.
Sometimes it's easier to watch than to read. Here are some videos I found at You Tube.
This is an overview about Diabetes.
Here's another video. What are the Symptoms?
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.
Curves is the largest fitness franchise in the world with 10,000 locations worldwide. Curves Clubs can be found in 60 countries, including the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, The Caribbean, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and we're still growing. We are the first fitness and weight loss facility dedicated to providing affordable, one-stop exercise and nutritional information for women.
We've put together a unique collection of over 800 diabetic and heart-healthy recipes that have been developed for your personal use so that you and your family and friends can all sit down to a meal together, knowing that you'll be enjoying delicious food while helping you to control your diabetes.
The Diabetes Mall provides excellent information and products focused exclusively on diabetes. Our expertise in diabetes and commitment to clear, easy-to-understand, cutting-edge information delivers a unique and valuable resource.
Diabetes Wise is a blog about diabetes. It's got a boat load of links and the author says, "This is a personal site. It is intended to share stories and experiences, insights and opinions on life with Type 1 Diabetes."
Della's Challenge - Be Stronger than Diabetes. A familiar face from, "Touched By an Angel" Della talks about how to live with and thrive when you've been diagnosed with diabetes.
David Mendosa: A Writer on the Web
On-line Diabetes Resources: Links, about 100 mailing lists, nine newsgroups, 14 Internet Relay Chat networks, three other national services, five local bulletin board services (BBSs)—as well as about 1,400 Web sites. A very large collection of resources.
As a leading maker of blood glucose monitoring systems for home and hospital use, LifeScan, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with diabetes with our OneTouch® Brand Products. This is a terrific website. Loads and loads of help.
My Food Count.com
myfoodcount.com is the only free, anonymous and secure lifestyle tracking system on the internet. We believe that by using our tools and educating yourself about your own body & habits, you will develop the power to take control over them to achieve your own personal goals. Calorie Counter - MyFoodCount.com counts over 50 nutrients including calories. The service is absolutely free. Help tracking Diabetes readings. Help to lose weight.
One Touch Gold
OneTouch Gold. If you’re living with diabetes, there’s a lot you need to know—from monitoring and management to eating and exercise. That’s why we’ve created the OneTouch® Gold Program—to give you easy, 24-hour-a-day, online access to a wealth of diabetes-related knowledge, tools, and special offers. - These are the folks I've even gotten free monitors from. Just a terrific resource.
Walking for Weightloss - About.com
Walking is easy: you can do it anywhere, anytime with no special equipment. There's no learning curve and it's something you can incorporate all day long.
Leslie Sansone's In Home Walking
Fitness shouldn’t be intimidating,” is Leslie’s Sansone’s philosophy for weight-loss and exercise programs. It is the foundations of what has become the fastest growing indoor fitness program in the country.
NUTRIENT DATA LABORATORY
Search the USDA National Nutrient Database for the nutritional content of any known food. This is absolutely incredible. This is the only such database in the world that's free and kept up to date. Check it out!
The Walking Site
A resource for walkers of all fitness levels. Information and links on everything from how to start and maintain a fitness walking program to training for a marathon.
Diabetes is something that didn't become a part of my life until I quit smoking and quit drinking in 1999. In response to doing those two "good" things I gained weight..about 50 pounds and I propelled myself into what my doctor called a borderline diabetic condition. I stayed there for a few years and just recently moved into a less than borderline place where I need to now get a whole lot more serious about what I eat, when I eat it and the exercise I do.
Interestingly, the medical community is moving away from referring to borderline diabetes. You either have it or you do not. The reasoning behind that is people who have been told they have borderline diabetes tend to not take things seriously. I know I did not.
For those who have diabetes or who know somebody who has the disease, take it seriously.
I've placed this page of links at Talking To Spirit to help others who would like information about diabetes.