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Why Being Physically Active Does a Body Good

By Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM

How active are you? Unless you’re exercising more than several hours a day already, you probably have room to add more in for additional health benefits. Exercise is about the best medicine that there is for so many health conditions, including diabetes. Being active helps manage emotional stress and stave off depression—far better than antidepressant medications and with no bad side effects. It naturally bestows your body with antioxidant effect, making you less likely to develop most types of cancer—or even the common cold.

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Treating Type 2

For a patient with type 2 who has an A1c of 8% and is on metformin, has tried diet change and exercise, and is 25 pounds overweight, which of the following would you prefer: GLP-1, SGLT-2, or something else? Follow the link to share your opinion.

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International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #123: The Insulin Resistance Syndrome Part 4

The foregoing observations have detailed the best established risk factors associated with insulin resistance as well some novel emerging risk factors as additionally detailed in Table 23.2, including nutritional measures such as Vitamin D. These are not comprehensive but rather a selection of emerging pathways of interest. Clearly, future research should increasingly harness genetics as well as observational data to better determine causal risk pathways. Similarly, further data are needed to better determine the extent to which insulin resistance is, or is not, linked to cardiovascular risk.

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