June 2018 Topic
Exercise is one of the cornerstones of diabetes care. It is well known that being physically active helps everyone stay healthier. For people with prediabetes or diabetes, it helps them manage blood sugars and weight.
However, it can also be difficult for anyone to start and stick to an exercise program. And once you get started it can be confusing.
Where do you start? How much time do you really need to spend? What really counts as exercise?
If you have diabetes, what should you expect from your blood sugar readings? If you want to lose weight, what should you expect to see on the scale?
During this meeting, the Diabetes Forum and Support Group identified some of the common barriers to exercise. They then discussed different strategies and how to plan to be successful in sticking to an exercise program.
Try it for yourself. Click here and take “The Barriers to Being Active Quiz” to see what gets in your way.
Dedham Health & Athletic Complex offers a monthly Diabetes Forum & Support Group meeting. It is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 11: 00 am in the Dedham Health Theater.
This is FREE and open to everyone in the community. Join us to learn and discuss topics related to prediabetes, diabetes, and healthier lifestyle choices.
The group is led by Cathy Mullooly, MS, CEP, CDE. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.
-Cathy M., MS, CEP, CDE