Archive for September 1st, 2012
If you have had diabetes for a long time and have developed complications, you may have questions about whether you should be engaging in physical activity—and if so, what kind of physical activity is best for your condition.
According to Jacqueline Shahar, MEd, RCEP, CDE, a clinical exercise physiologist and manager of Exercise Services in the Joslin Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center, patients with diabetes complications should definitely continue to find appropriate opportunties for physical activity. In the Joslin’s Easy Start program many patients have significant diabetes complications and are able to exercise regularly and safely as part of their diabetes self-management plan.
Despite the taunts of various naysayers it is possible to eat well on a budget—the operating definition meaning to eat healthy foods that taste good. There are, however, two prerequisites: the person attempting this feat must have a basic command of cooking and a fair degree of organizational skill. The first is a requirement; the second a strong recommendation.
Just as drugs have side effects, there are reverberations to food budgeting. It takes time and generally avoids the use of convenience items. The “from-scratch” nature of the endeavor means that without a basic proficiency of cooking techniques and seasonings your food will be healthy, but nobody will want to eat it!