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April 9, 2016

dave

From time to time we check out some kind of fitness equipment that might help our patients increase their activity and reduce the risk of diabetes.

For the past couple of months I have been using the Misfit Flash Cyclist edition. As many of you know, I road bike whenever I have a chance, and when I am home I have my high tech Garmin that measures my speed, heart rate and cadence (the RPM’s of pedaling). However, when I am traveling I will often rent a bike and although I can see my speed, I could never see my cadence; and if the terrain was different I would often feel out of sync because I could never gauge my shifting correctly.

I found by clipping the Flash on my bike shoe and starting the app, I could see real time how many RPM’s I was turning, and if I was climbing this information was perfect for knowing when best to shift. Even if you are a casual rider you will find the device worthwhile. Most fitness devices cannot count your steps while on a bike, but the new Flash Cyclist can. This means that those of your patients who try to reach the 10,000 step mark will get credit for each revolution they turn riding their bikes.

Oh, and don’t forget if you think you are as smart as our writers and researchers, then I challenge you to click here and take the A1C Challenge.

Announcements:

Diabetes Summit 2016

DIC Publisher Steve Freed will be attending the GTCbio 2016 Diabetes Summit, to be held April 25-27, 2016 in Boston, MA.  This unique event encompasses the drug discovery and partnering aspects of diabetes in two individual conferences that take place concurrently. Click here for more information.

dLifeTV.com: Sunday, April 10, 7PM ET

From dLife.com: “An Olympic legend shares his troubles with and inspiring triumphs over diabetes. Plus, a low carb Asian appetizer in the dLife kitchen, and a profile of MLB pro pitcher Brandon Morrow.” Sundays live online at dLifeTV.com at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT. Keep up on the latest dLife news at dLifeTV.com.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief