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Diabetes: Nutrition and Exercise (Part 2 of 3)
Original Broadcast Date: November 1, 2005
People with diabetes have the same nutritional needs as anyone else. Along with exercise and medications (insulin or oral diabetes pills), nutrition is important for good diabetes control. By eating well-balanced meals in the right amounts, you can help keep your blood glucose level as close to non-diabetic levels as possible.
What foods are healthy? What foods are unhealthy? How do you establish a plan for eating healthy foods? What foods can you eat a lot of? Are there foods you should avoid? Are some fats better than others? How can you understand a nutritional food label to help you make healthy food choices? How can you make the best choices when faced with eating out? Now is your chance to learn more about diabetes and nutrition and get answers to your questions.
Exercise includes anything that gets you moving, such as walking, dancing or working in the garden. You can benefit from being physically active without joining a gym, playing sports or buying fancy equipment. When you are physically fit, you have the strength, flexibility and endurance needed for your daily activities.
Learn more about how exercise can make you feel better physically and mentally. Learn more about aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility exercises. Learn how regular exercise can help you manage your diabetes, help you lose weight and improve your blood sugar control.
Pam Green, RD, CDE
Baptist Health System
Wellness Director, YMCA
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