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Exercise

Examining the role of exercise and physical activity in the management of diabetes.

What You Don’t Know About Statins and Exercise Can Hurt You

I recently received an email from a person with type 1 diabetes living in Denmark (Guido) whose physician believes in prescribing many medications to manage cholesterol and high blood pressure in anyone with diabetes, regardless of need. Guido has been taking a statin (Atorvastatin, brand name Lipitor), along with at least four others for blood pressure control. He used to take Simvastitin (Zocor), but a year prior had been changed to Atorvastatin (and his dose doubled). That’s when his problems with exercise began.

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Chair Exercises for Your Patients

The road to exercise might begin with the first step, but for people with neuropathy (nerve damage), foot complications, balance issues, or lack of mobility, steps in general might be hard to take. You can still get a good workout in your chair and that’s vital, says LeeAnn Langdon, an …

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