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Mar
04

Re-evaluating your exercise resolutions

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exercise_classEach year starts with the good intentions of exercising yourself to a healthier you, but it only takes a few months for reality to set in and the challenges begin to outweigh the motivation to get moving. People living with diabetes may have a few added obstacles to establishing a work-out routine, but they also have a multitude of health benefits to gain starting with increased blood sugar control.

The first step is to talk to your physician about your exercise goals and needs. Always get a medical clearance and proper assessment before beginning a physical activity (exercise program).

Benefits of Regular Exercise (Physical Activity)

  • Lowers blood sugar levels ( exercise has an “insulin-like” result)
  • Lowers risk of falls by improving balance
  • Lowers body weight and body fat and boosts metabolism
  • Lowers risk of osteoporosis by increasing bone density (weight bearing exercises)
  • Helps you feel better  and lowers risk of depression
  • Reduces risk for heart disease

Diabetes Management & Supplies has developed programming that can help you develop self-management skills and achieve greater blood sugar control. If you are interested in learning more about our programs or speak to a diabetes educator, call our Education Department at 1-888-738-7929.

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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.