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2 years ago  ::  Jan 13, 2013 - 12:56PM #7
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Caroline, I love my Wii and use it all the time.  Not sure what game you have? But check into a game called "Walk it out". I quite frequently get in 10,000 steps in an burn tons of calories before I even know it.  You walk along to the music while earning chips that allow you to buy or open up thing on the island you are walking on.  The more you buy and open up the more the island comes to life.  I also have the Wii fit plus game that has lots of fun games to it also.  One of my favorites is riding the bike around the island.  My butt really hurts after that one.  Just thought I would share a couple of my favorites.


2 years ago  ::  Jan 13, 2013 - 10:20AM #6
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Bonny, congrats on the A1C. Keep it up and keep active. I have been bad with the emotional eating associated with stress from my job lately. I have a WII that I just invested in and am trying to get more active. It is hard to do when I just get home at night 6:00 and have only two hours to enjoy a meal and get destressed before going to bed before rising early the next morning. You are an inspiration and I will change the eating of the evening meal to back to eating at work before 5:00 pm and after taking glucose reading, get excercising before 8:00 pm. Thanks and congrats on the weight loss and keep it off. I hope to do that and keep active. Hugs for today.

2 years ago  ::  Jan 10, 2013 - 11:19AM #5
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Thanks for your post. The study cited gave a very poor review on the value of exercise. As you and I know it can delay or prevent type-2 complications and readers need to know just how good exercise can be. 

The study started with people that had been diagnosed an average of seven years and if you go many years without treating insulin resistance you will have plaque build up and are at high risk to already have CVD. The exercise levels were too low in this study. The study also was tied to weight loss rather than fitness.

It has become my belief that fitness is the one type-2 diabetic treatment necessary to delay or prevent complications and live a high quality life with diabetes. Other treatments except in the cases where insulin is needed are second best but in some case needed add ons.

Just my thoughts.


2 years ago  ::  Jan 09, 2013 - 10:36AM #4
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When I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic in July 1991 based on a fasting blood sugar reading of 468 mg/dl, I was happy that it was not cancer that caused me to (1) lose 20 lbs in 2 weeks; (2) be hungry and thirsty every hour; (3) be weak and not able to think straight.

Our family physician then, Dr. Adelto Adan of Mid-Michigan Medical Center, was a cardiologist. When I refused to take the anti-diabetes pills that he had prescribed, he ordered me to take a stress test to make sure that my heart was strong and healthy. After passing the test, it was but natural for me to do everything right to maintain the excellent health of my heart. So I ran the stairs a total of 2 hours/day and ate only heart-healthy, natural, fresh (raw and cooked), unprocessed, and whole (as much as possible) foods which were mostly carbohydrates. Why carbohydrates? Because I love them, they are the easiest to digest, they are the least expensive, and the most readily available. As I keep on eating them, I am finding out that although they consistently give me high fasting and 2-hour after-meal blood sugar readings 4x/day, they don't harm me.

By eating only 3x/day and exercising 4x/day (immediately before each meal and before bed), I see that I have been burning all the calories that I have been taking in. My weight ranges from 137 lbs to 143 lbs. My height is 5'7". In all the 21 1/2 years that I have been a diabetic, I have never had any diabetes complication, never had any hypyglycemic episode, and have always been living like I have no diabetes. My past A1c's were from 5.2% to 6.3%, the one I had on 28 August 2012, was 5.6%.

Bonny Damocles (Male, 77 years old)

2 years ago  ::  Jan 09, 2013 - 8:47AM #3
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I think the study referred to is LookAHEAD, but it was not stated in the referenced article. 

Your referenced article is interesting.

I think you have shown that there is a big difference in starting soon after diagnosis, doing 7 rather than 3 hours of exercise per week, and exercising at the cardio level. I think the key is to slow or reverse the progression of diabetes, when you slow it's progression you have lowered insulin resistance and that leads to fewer complications, particularly CVD.


2 years ago  ::  Jan 06, 2013 - 1:00PM #2
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Thanks interesting article. I will pass this onto my brother who is8 years older than me . Just diagnosed with pre diabetes.  Told him, exercise and get some weight off and he may be good to go , stoto speak. But are our habits hard to change? Nancy

2 years ago  ::  Jan 04, 2013 - 8:34PM #1
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This looks like a very good study done by the CDC on type 2 diabetics.

Bonny Damocles

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