Category Archives: Exercise

Exercise in People with Type 1 Diabetes

Exercise is recommended for everyone with diabetes. In people with type 1 diabetes exercise provides many benefits—improved cardiovascular health, a psychological lift, stronger bones, stronger muscles and more restful sleep. It evens aids in weight loss and improved insulin sensitivity. … Continue reading

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Joint Pain: A Q&A with Jeffrey Richard, Exercise Physiologist

This Q&A was conducted by Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services at Joslin. It is a foregone conclusion that good nutrition and adequate physical activity go hand-in-hand in maintaining health. That’s why the amount and type of … Continue reading

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Exercising with an Insulin Pump

There is no one way to exercise; in fact, there are endless ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. For instance, you can enjoy a walk with your dog, embark a sweat-inducing bike ride or even dabble in … Continue reading

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Try Water Aerobics This Summer!

Memorial Day is just around the corner so you know what that means—the traditional start to pool season! Stay refreshed and fit in the water this summer and cannonball into a new exercise routine! Water aerobics is an excellent workout … Continue reading

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Learn More About Pilates

It’s no surprise that when you have diabetes keeping physically active is a crucial part in managing the disease. But it’s hard to stay motivated and committed to your fitness goals when you’re doing the same exercise routine day in … Continue reading

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Show Us Your Pedometer!

As part of National Exercise Month, Joslin Diabetes Center is starting a Show Us Your Pedometer campaign to motivate people to increase their daily physical activity. A pedometer, which is a portable device that measures a person’s physical activity throughout … Continue reading

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Blood Glucose Goals for Physical Activity

Blood glucose goals around physical activity are to avoid hypoglycemia both during and after activity, and return to target blood glucose levels following activity, as well as to avoid hyperglycemia. Your personal target blood glucose levels should be discussed with your doctor. The best way … Continue reading

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The Benefit of the Exercise Physiologist

Good nutrition without physical activity is like eating one-half of a really tasty sandwich. Although the half maybe nourishing and appealing, it isn’t fully satisfying. To achieve good health and excellent glycemic control you need both halves of the sandwich. … Continue reading

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Strength Exercises: National Exercise Month 2013

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May is National Fitness and Exercise Month!

After one of New England’s longest, coldest, and snowiest winters, spring has finally bloomed! The winter season sometimes causes people to slip into a workout funk because gym routines can become boring and repetitive. But the brighter and warmer days … Continue reading

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