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Kristina Sandstedt, MS

Kristina Sandstedt, MS, CPT, CDE received her Masters of Science degree from the University of Montana- Missoula. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Insulin Pump Trainer and Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine. She is currently the Diabetes Education Coordinator for the ADA recognized program at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri

Weight Training and Diabetes

The word is out! For people with diabetes, physical activity is a must or as we say in our program, “It’s non-negotiable.” Whether one chooses to increase daily steps in a walking program, bicycling, water aerobics or dancing the benefits are inevitable. Blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol are all better …

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Exercise Prescription for Diabetes

Despite all the information that has been discussed time and time again regarding the benefits of regular exercise and it’s role in blood glucose management, there are millions of people with diabetes who don’t exercise. Their excuses include having no time, no energy, lack of motivation, and on and on. …

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The Role of Exercise in the Treatment of Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the United States, affecting over 43 million Americans, or one out of every six people (Helmick, et al., 1995). Arthritis encompasses more than 100 diseases and conditions affecting joints, the surrounding tissues and other connective tissues. Symptoms include pain, aching, stiffness, …

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Motivation: The Key to a Healthier Lifestyle

As health care professionals we often struggle with the issue of patient compliance. Whether we are trying to instill the concept of carbohydrate choices or achieving regular exercise, it is often difficult for us to motivate our patients to practice what we may be preaching. Perhaps one of the most …

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