Diabetes: Your Complete Exercise Guide

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For individuals with Type I or Type II diabetes can achieve real physical payoffs by making exercise apart of a regular routine. This helpful book provides a safe and sensible exercise program that--used in conjunction with good and proper medication--will help control the condition and improve health and physical fitness.

Info. on preventing blood-sugar emergencies before, during, & after exercise, adjusting diet & insulin ...

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Overview

For individuals with Type I or Type II diabetes can achieve real physical payoffs by making exercise apart of a regular routine. This helpful book provides a safe and sensible exercise program that--used in conjunction with good and proper medication--will help control the condition and improve health and physical fitness.

Info. on preventing blood-sugar emergencies before, during, & after exercise, adjusting diet & insulin regimens, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873224277
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/1993
  • Series: Cooper Clinic and Research Institute Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 137
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Cooper Clinic and Research Institute Fitness Series
Ch. 1 What Exercise Can Do for People With Diabetes 1
Case History of Mark Davis 2
Case History of Linda Stone 5
Diabetes in Profile 7
An Overview of Diabetes Treatment and Rehabilitation 8
Ch. 2 Exercise Benefits for People With Diabetes 11
Regulates Blood Sugar 12
Helps Maintain Ideal Weight 15
Improves Quality of Life 17
Helps Prevent the Development of Diabetes Complications 18
Ch. 3 Getting Started on a Regular Exercise Program 23
Components of an Exercise Workout 23
Putting On Those Walking Shoes and Venturing Forth 43
That All-Important Training Log 46
Ch. 4 The Health Points System: Insuring Maximum Health Benefits With Minimum Risk 59
How the Health Points System Works 60
How to Use the Health Points Charts 62
Other Aerobic Exercise Choices: The Pros and Cons 64
The Four-Letter Word You Must Not Utter 69
Ch. 5 How to Prevent a Blood-Sugar Emergency 81
Self-Monitoring: What Every Exerciser on Diabetes Medication Must Learn to Do 83
Self-Monitoring and Exercise Tips 85
Eating and Exercise: Some Practical Answers 92
Ch. 6 Staying Out of the Danger Zone: Essential Exercise Guidelines for People With Diabetes 103
Seven Safe-Exercise Guidelines 103
Some Concluding Thoughts 117
Appendix A How to Take Your Pulse and Calculate Your Heart Rate 119
Appendix B Hallmarks of a Comprehensive Medical Exam for Exercisers With Diabetes 122
Appendix C Hypoglycemia Prevention Checklist 126
Notes 128
Index 133
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