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Physical Activity and Exercise for Diabetics: Diabetes in Control answers key questions about the uses and challenges of physical for diabetes management, including:
– How physical activity affects diabetes patients
– How/when a healthcare professional should or should not use exercise as a treatment for diabetic patients
– What does a healthcare professional needs to know to enhance the safety of physical activity for diabetes patients

Can Diabetes Affect Your Ability to Exercise in Hot Weather? 

By Sheri Colberg, PhD

The arrival of summer brings to mind visions of people having fun in the sun and recreating on the beach. Still, hotter weather also creates more significant risks related to dehydration and heat stress for people who are physically active outdoors. Aging by itself negatively affects the body's ability to dissipate heat in both dry and humid environments, but having diabetes further increases the risk of developing heat stress during outdoor activities, especially when hot and humid.

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Key Exercises and Training for Aging Successfully and Living Your Best Life

By Sheri Colberg, PhD
As the years have rolled by, nothing has become more apparent to me with each passing day than the fact that aging successfully requires a lot of work. When it comes to our bodies, nothing rings truer than "If you don't use it, you lose it." This is particularly true when it comes to preventing declines arising from disuse and when trying to slow down the normal impacts of aging.

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A Potential New Oral Medication for Type 1 Diabetes and How It May Affect Exercise

By Sheri Colberg, PhD
Have you heard of TTP399? Despite its completely forgettable name used in clinical trials, this potential new oral medication may have the power to lower and stabilize blood glucose in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). If approved, TTP399 (which would be given a spiffy new brand name) will be the first oral pill to treat T1D.

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