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  1. Kristin W
    Kristin W November 11, 2013 at 4:41 am | | Reply

    DMProducts. I have just started the Couch-to-5k program (again) and find that intermittent running & walking seems to keep my blood sugars in range, compared to either just walking, or a longer “huff and puff,” exercise of harder exertion.

  2. Melissa K
    Melissa K November 11, 2013 at 6:24 am | | Reply

    The best exercise for me is either an anaerobic weight lifting exercise which doesn’t move my blood sugars too much during exercise but will afterwards or a nice power yoga which helps me relax while managing my diabetes and my daughter’s diabetes. I just wish it was all easier!

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    Cool giveaway from DiabetesMine! | November 11, 2013 at 8:07 am |

    [...] in honor of the Big Blue Test and the importance of exercise, DiabetesMine has a great article about Ginger Vieira, a Type 1 who has developed a series of exercise videos designed specifically [...]

  4. Kelly
    Kelly November 11, 2013 at 8:52 am | | Reply

    I have not found that balance as of yet. I was diagnosed in January 2011 and at the time was doing yoga in one of my college classes (stress management). I like yoga, swimming, walking and riding a bike, but to be honest, I am scared of the lows that happen afterward. I have not figured out how to avoid or minimize them yet. I just purchased Sweat-Betes today and will give that a try! “DMProducts”

  5. Rebecca
    Rebecca November 11, 2013 at 8:56 am | | Reply

    I’m currently taking karate classes but that’s difficult when I’m at home with family. I’ve found pulling out ancient exercise videos and having family time doing them together helps most. This allows us to be healthy and happy together and still stay active! I’d love some more DMProducts to help out!

  6. Emilee Fairchild
    Emilee Fairchild November 11, 2013 at 9:00 am | | Reply

    “DMProducts” I stay fit through the holidays and manage my T1d by being selective with my portions and choices, AND I play varsity soccer and recreation league soccer during the off-season in fall, winter, and spring, so that I am involved in physical fitness year round. I also run with my mom (Paula) – something we can do together, as a mother-daughter team that keeps her fit and me fit and healthy too!

  7. Stephanie
    Stephanie November 11, 2013 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    DMProducts-I find yoga to be the most helpful at keeping my blood sugars balanced, especially at this time of year.

  8. Bobb
    Bobb November 11, 2013 at 11:07 am | | Reply

    Most effective holiday bg management exercise for me is the “push up… and away from the table”. It’s more of a quick, reflexive move that requires attention to those bringing: 1) second helpings, and 2) excessive, uncarbcountable desserts. Very important move.
    However, starting holi-days with some basic Tai Chi warm-ups and forms gets things moving and balanced.
    When I can I’ll sneak a 30 minutes jog in between family visits and/or visitors which involve fooding.
    Happy Holi-Betes-Days to all!


  9. Breck
    Breck November 11, 2013 at 11:58 am | | Reply

    This is my first holiday season with diabetes and I plan to continue a combination of weights and cardio that I’m currently using. I find Jillian videos help drop my blood sugar consistently. I jog some but for whatever reasonit uusually makes me rise.

  10. Brenda
    Brenda November 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm | | Reply

    Walking seems to be the best exercise for me to corral high blood sugars. I also like power yoga, but its effect on my blood sugar is very unpredictable.

  11. David
    David November 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm | | Reply

    “DMProducts” – I use rock climbing (in the gym) as my main exercise form (started before diagnosis). Mostly bouldering. It’s tons of fun, keeps the brain occupied as well as the body, and gets most of the muscles all at once! And it’s super intense so you can get in a lot of work even if you don’t have a ton of time for it.

  12. Jennifer
    Jennifer November 11, 2013 at 10:05 pm | | Reply

    I find the best balance for me comes from adjusting my insulin a couple hours ahead of time for any type of cardio workout. DMProducts

  13. Steven Kane
    Steven Kane November 12, 2013 at 9:15 am | | Reply

    Long speed walking gets my heart rate up, flexes lots of muscles, and kills time — time I am not eating! DMProducts

  14. Pat Pitarra
    Pat Pitarra November 13, 2013 at 11:44 am | | Reply

    I love DMProducts.
    I like to walk early in the morning and after any large meal. I love to walk and that is a good thing as my upper extremities don’t work so good and my knees keep me from running.

  15. Ginna P
    Ginna P November 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm | | Reply

    I would be so excited to read Ginger’s books and benefit from her advice! I like to take the long post-meal walk with my family after Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. It helps mellow out both my blood sugar and the stress of getting everything right for the holidays. I’ve also been using the Diabetes Monster app and trying hard to meet the challenge of exercising for an hour or more 3 times a week – I’ve been inspired to take great hikes, invite friends for walks around the neighborhood, and get serious about training for May’s Tour de Cure. DMProducts

  16. Shelly W
    Shelly W November 15, 2013 at 7:27 am | | Reply

    DMProducts. Thank you for all of the giveaways. I try to do at least some amount of walking during the holidays. It is easy to sneak in 15 minutes here and there on the busy filled days.

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