Stretching is something you can do every day. By making it a part of your daily routine you will find all of your daily activities are easier. Welcome to The NECK STRETCH, the first in a series of stretches that will bring you healthful results when you perform them properly and regularly. Remember to go slowly… Continue reading →July 18, 2016
Be sure to get a medical “OK” before embarking on ANY fitness program. We support this advisory, especially (but not limited to) if you fall into any of the following RISK CATEGORIES: SMOKING HYPERTENSION OBESITY HIGH STRESS ON MEDICATION(S) HIGH BLOOD CHOLESTEROL FAMILY HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS (Heart, Stroke, Addictions, Diabetes, Vision, etc.) DIABETES Deep… Continue reading →July 13, 2016
I’m Andy Mandell, aka Mr. Diabetes®, the Executive Director of Defeat Diabetes Foundation. Did you know that Type ll Diabetes is preventable more than 50% of the time? I am personally inviting you to join Defeat Diabetes Foundation for a new weekly series that can help you, your friends and your loved ones to control… Continue reading →February 3, 2016
READ BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM Be sure to get a medical “OK” before embarking on ANY fitness program. We support this advisory, especially (but not limited to) if you fall into any of the following RISK CATEGORIES: SMOKING HYPERTENSION OBESITY HIGH STRESS ON MEDICATION(S) HIGH BLOOD CHOLESTEROL FAMILY HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS (Heart, Stroke,… Continue reading →January 11, 2016
As a person or parent of someone with diabetes, you’ve probably already figured out it takes a lot of work to “organize diabetes”. Not only do you have to organize all the “Tools of the Trade”, (meters, test strips, lancets, syringes, pump supplies, medications, etc.), you also have to keep track of diagnosis and the… Continue reading →
Summertime! While many of us relish the heat after a cold winter, excessive heat can be dangerous. Between the years 1979-2003, excessive heat caused over 8,000 deaths in the United States. More people died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.
Doctors have discovered that people with diabetes are at a greater risk of adverse effects from heat. Other conditions related to risk include age, obesity, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug and alcohol use. However, even young and healthy individuals can succumb to heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather.Unfortunately, many diabetics don’t prepare for extreme heat situations which place them at a higher risk for death. Get Tips to Beat the Heat!