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Exercising with diabetes step in right direction

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Diabetics might feel trapped in a Catch-22 when it comes to exercise. You can help control your blood sugar with regular exercise, but several complications of diabetes make exercise more of a challenge.

Check with your health care provider to see how best to monitor your blood sugar levels when exercising. Visit the DMS products section for a full range of diabetes monitoring and testing supplies.

After developing complications or if you worry about blood sugar highs and lows, you may have questions about whether you should be exercising and, if you do, what kind of physical activity is best for diabetics.

Jacqueline Shahar, MEd, RCEP, CDE, a clinical exercise physiologist and manager of Exercise Services in the Joslin Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center, explains patients with diabetes complications should definitely continue to find appropriate opportunities 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.

Call Diabetes Management and Supplies to find out how you can develop a diabetes self-management plan and check out the Learning Center for a list of things you can do to manage your diabetes.

For more on exercise and diabetes complications, visit the Joslin Diabetes Center for a guide on Exercising with Diabetes Complications.

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Ordering Supplies and Equipment

A diabetes treatment plan is very important. Make sure you know how things should work. Carefully following any medication orders and instructions is vital to your plan's success. Make sure you don't run out of supplies just as you refill prescriptions so you don't run out of medication.

Here are some ways you can let us help you reorder supplies:

At Diabetes Management & Supplies, we value the part we play on your treatment plan team and realize that winning is promoting good health.