Exercising with Diabetes Complications

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Jacqueline Shahar, MEd, RCEP, CDE

So you have had diabetes for a long time and have developed complications.  You may think you are off the hook for engaging in physical activity, but our resident manger of exercise physiology, Jackie Shahar, disagrees.

In Joslin’s Easy Start program, many of the patients have significant diabetes complications and are able to exercise regularly and safely as part of their diabetes self-management plan.

There is always some type of exercise people with complications can do.  Not remaining physically active can lead to developing additional complications and loss of functional capacity (the ability to do the activities of daily living).

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