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FOODPICKER: Diabetes Q&A
From: Janet R. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: pre-diabetes & exercise?
  We Answer Diabetes Questions!

I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic.  The doctor has not put me on any medication, but would like me to lose weight and watch my diet.  I'm not sure how much or how often I should be exercising.  Could you give me some tips?    

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Katie Kelly, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Making exercise a regular part of your weekly schedule is important for your health now and for the future.  The following are great reasons to make exercise a primary player in your life: Lowers blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity this is great during and after workouts as well as lowering... (click for entire response)

Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of exercise a week, or 30 minutes 5 times per week.  This may seem overwhelming, but splitting your time up throughout the day... (click for entire response)

Cara Amcher, Registration Eligible
Answer: If you currently do not exercise or have not exercised in a long time then you want to slowly build up to this.  For example start with a 1520 minute walk 3 days a week.  As this gets easier increase it to 5 days a week, then increase the time to... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Physical activity also plays an important part in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.  A major government study called the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), demonstrated that even losing a small amount... (click for entire response)

       


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