Blog Entries With Tag: feet


Posted: Feb 2, 2010

Finding and treating diabetes early can prevent health problems later on. Many people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms and do not know they have diabetes. Some people are at higher risk for diabetes than others. People at high risk include those who:

  • are older than 45
  • are overweight
  • have a close family member such as a parent, a brother, or a sister who has or had diabetes
  • had diabetes during pregnancy
  • had a baby that weight more than 9 pounds
  • are African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American or Pacific Islander, or Native American
  • have high blood pressure
  • have high cholesterol or other abnormal blood fats
  • are inactive
Comments | Reddit | | Digg | Stumble | MySpace |
Tags: cholesterol (1) pressure (1) blood (1) high (1) weight (1) vision (1) pregnancy (1) thirsty (1) feet (1) hands (1) numbness (1) infections (1) symptoms (1) Type 2 (1)
Add tags:   

Related posts:

Initial thoughts  |  Eating from the ground - Yuca Fries  |  My First Night with Dexcom G4 CGMS  |  Welcome Ziggy Stardust  |  Diabetes Expo  |  Human-Animal Companionship  |  Color Therapy  |  Aromatherapy  |  Do You Hate Doctors' Visits?  |  Are you really hypo unaware?
Posted: Jul 2, 2009

I just watched a news clip from ABC (believe it was perhaps Good Morning America) - that was discussing the benefits of walking to lose weight.  That not only does it help offset complications of the heart, but also diabetes, dementia/Alzheimer's.  Even better, you don't have to purchase any expensive equipment to do this or join a club and it's not hard on your joints like some exercises can be. 

I keep on thinking that maybe the reason why I am still in good health - with having had diabetes for so long - that perhaps it is my love of walking (aka Tip-Toe Through the Tulipcs).  I just love to walk!!  I have friends that tell me that my calf muscles were very athletic looking (more like hard as a rock but I'm not that athletic more like a couch potato most of the time).  I think that it is probably a combination of walking as well as long term diabetics having "firmer" flesh that have made me this way (many doctors over the years have commented on that when examining me).  I also have friends that I think I poop them out because of my joy of walking.  I don't walk fast - as far as I can tell - I just go along with the flow.

Now, I don't wear any fancy schmancy footwear.  I either wear my rugged Mephisito thong sandals in the summer time - or if I really have to - a pair of running shoes (I hate enclosed shoes).  No foot problems as of yet - touch wood.

According to the news clip I watched - 10,000 steps a day equals 5 miles.  Easier said then done you are saying to yourself?  Well, walking from your car that is parked further away from the mall entrance, walking up or down stairs (I always seem to forget something downstairs in my house).  It all adds up. 

If you are lucky enough to be able to walk outside everyday - and this is supposed to be done in 30 minutes - go for it.  Pick a nice route, perhaps that has some nice gardens along the way.  Whatever gets you motivated, such as a friend, a dog that needs a walk, or even a walking club (we have a few here in Montreal that I've heard of).  Come winter time, there is mall walking as well (just window shop DO NOT BUY ANYTHING ).

As well, check out this website I just found now - called 10,000 steps - The Walking Site it contains alot of valuable information to get you started!

Comments | Reddit | | Digg | Stumble | MySpace |
Tags: feet (1) Alzheimer's (1) dementia (1) exercise (1) walking (1)
Add tags:   

Related posts:

The Seesaw Ride of Type 1 Diabetes  |  BMI Calculator  |  Weight Loss Challenge for the Summertime  |  I'm really surprised - my scale didn't sag today!  |  Faster Than A Speeding Bullet  |  U might have diabetes but u do not know  |  Day 5 - Diabetes Blog Week - Let's Get Physical  |  Diabetics Having Fun  |  Bangers and Mash  |  First visit
Problem Solving Part 4
How To Choose Dishes-Diabetes Problem Solving
Tips for eating healthy even when you're dining out (part 2)...
more more Featured Videos
Cost Savings Tool
Do you know the annual cost of managing your diabetes? Would you like to find ways to reduce your costs? Calculate your total budget and identify ways to save money. You can do this in just a few minutes by entering facts about the products you use. This quick analysis will provide you with a comprehensive overview of both spending and potential savings.

Cost Savings Tool
Monitor Comparison Tools
Blood glucose monitors offer an easy way to test your blood sugar at home or on the go. Use this comparison tool as a guide to learn more about the features and benefits of your current monitor or to find a new one.
Handheld Monitor Comparison
Continuous Glucose Monitor Comparison
Advanced BMI Calculator
Ever wonder if you are at a healthy weight? Then enter your height and weight in our advanced Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. This tool provides you with two important numbers reflecting the estimated impact of your present body weight and shape upon your overall health.
Advanced BMI Calculator
more Care Tools
Home | About Us | Press | Make a Suggestion | Content Syndication | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy | Privacy Policy
Last updated: May 20, 2022  © 2022 Body1 All rights reserved.