Exercise, eating well, medical supplies help control diabetes

This just in: regular exercising, healthy eating habits, and medical supplies online can help control type 2 diabetes. Not exactly breaking news, but it is on the news today – or at least on Google News – so we might as well comment on it. For example, Maine News Online says that “a new research has unveiled that healthy diet and exercise can control type-2-diabetes.” Must be really top secret research, because nowhere does it say who conducted it or where it took place. But at this point in time, such nuggets of wisdom are as much part of common knowledge as Dracula is part of the public domain.

On Philly.com (powered by The Inquirer and Daily News) Brian Maher says that “the American Diabetes Association recommends that patients with Type 2 diabetes begin a strength-training program to help with blood sugar control.” Mr. Maher adds that “combining strength training with aerobic activity has an even greater effect on improving insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance” and that “increased muscle mass also means a faster metabolism and more calories burned, which can potentially lead to weight loss.” Mr. Maher happens to be the owner of a Philadelphia-based personal training studio. But I will refrain from commenting further on that because people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. By the way, did I mention that Mr. Maher recommends weight lifting to “help diabetics manage their symptoms and control blood sugar levels” as well as “lower blood pressure”?

How else can you keep track of blood glucose levels? Why, with glucose meters, of which there is a wide variety available at Discount Medical Supplies. But back to the business at hand, and on the interest of fairness, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) does recommend strength training to make the body “more sensitive to insulin and … lower blood glucose” and help “maintain and build strong muscles and bones, reducing your risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures.” Examples of strength training activities cited by the ADA include weight machines or free weights at the gym, resistance bands, lifting canned goods or water bottles at home, calisthenics, and heavy gardening (Groundskeeper Willie isn’t ripped to shreds for nothing). Likewise, the ADA encourages making healthy food choices such as non-starchy vegetables and fruits. Click here to learn more about food and fitness from the American Diabetes Association.

Needless to say that diabetes patients must work together with their healthcare providers to devise an exercise regime and a diet plan tailored to fit their particular needs and circumstances. Similarly, patients and doctors should talk about which diabetic supplies are best for the former. Once that subject has been settled, all that is left to say is that DMS has the guaranteed lowest price on most medical supplies online.

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