pain medicine

Archive for March 15th, 2013

Mar
15

Exercise can be a key to blood sugar control

Posted by: | Comments Comments Off

healthy-lifestyleThe Diabetes Management & Supplies “I’m in Control” program teaches diabetes self-management skills to people living with diabetes. Understanding the condition and the importance of proper nutrition are emphasized as well as the role of physical activity.

Developing and maintaining an exercise routine will have several noticeable effects. WebMD lists the following ways exercise helps you manage diabetes:

  • Improving your body’s use of insulin
  • Burning excess body fat, helping to decrease and control weight (decreased body fat results in improved insulin sensitivity)
  • Improving muscle strength
  • Increasing bone density and strength
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Helping to protect against heart and blood vessel disease by lowering ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol
  • Improving blood circulation and reducing your risk of heart disease
  • Increasing energy level and enhancing work capacity
  • Reducing stress, promoting relaxation, and releasing tension and anxiety

Diabetes Management & Supplies offers diabetes self-management and diabetes education services that include the expertise of an exercise physiologist. For more information on specific exercise needs or to enroll in group or individual sessions, call our Education Department at 1-888-738-7929

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.