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  1. Anne
    Anne July 31, 2008 at 8:08 am | | Reply

    I always thought I was weird because my blood sugar would go up when I exercised sometime. It wasn’t until several years ago that I found out that not only was this common, but it had a good physiological explanation. I hope newly diagnosed diabetics get more updated advice these days.

    Thanks to Sheri for all she does for the diabetic athlete! Check out her books, too, for some great info.

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  3. toneHealth
    toneHealth August 12, 2008 at 1:59 pm | | Reply

    Nice advice, I knew that exercise gonna definitely help in diabetes but having tough time to make my dad understand that. He is the one having diabetes and very reluctant to go for more exercise. He also goes to depression very easily. I don’t get that as i realise now that i am a runner, participated in marathons so obvious from here that i am less likely to inherit his problems. However I will read your book (The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan) and suggest my dad to read even.

  4. Scott
    Scott August 12, 2008 at 5:30 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for your post. I chuckled when I read the title because that is what I asked my Doctor at my last visit. His response is I have told you… yeah but he never TOLD me. How was I to know it would make HUGE differences? I have no problem taking the meds he prescribes, attending my appointments he requires, or controlling my diet (most of the time) that he provides, but I never remember him prescribing exercise! My experience with the medical community and exercise is that the emphasis is on the chemical treatment of diabetes while excercise recieves a cursory mention. I have become an evangelist for movement and sweat. My personal quest began 3.5 months ago with joining a fitness boot camp and have since brought my average fasting blood glucose level from 147 to 99. During this time I have also been able to reduce the medications I am taking for my type II diabetes. I am 43 and I now realize that excercise is part of who I am and will be for a lifetime

  5. art
    art September 20, 2008 at 8:57 am | | Reply

    Sheri,
    Your ability to communicate an idea is brilliant…I have heard the idea of exercising many many times..but it resonated with your style of writing.
    Thanks, Art

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