DIABETES CONCEPTS
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August 15, 2016 @ 2:29 AM

Do you want to improve your physical activity? Think of something you can do, and enjoy doing. How about dancing? Put on the music and dance in your room. Any physical activity counts. Make a "FITT" plan to guide your chosen physical activity. Writing it down helps. FITT stands for:
 
F: Frequency- how often you plan to do the chosen activity.
I: Intensity- how hard you should do the activity. You should be able to talk during the activity
T: Time- how long you plan to do the activity. Start slow, and increase as you can tolerate.
T: Type- what activity you will be doing. 
 
So, let's look at dancing: this is the TYPE; 7 days a week is the FREQUENCY; for 15minutes is the TIME. ...

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July 5, 2014 @ 3:47 AM

The first question that I get from individuals that have been diagnosed with diabetes is always about what to eat or avoid to control diabetes. Yes, food play a great part in diabetes management. However, it is not only about the food. Diabetes is also about modifying some of our lifestyle behaviors like increasing physical activity, reducing risk (smoking cessation) and stress management.

In reference to the food, there is no 'diabetic diet'. You can still eat the food you enjoy, while choosing the right quality and quantity of food. A healthy meal should contain the 3 main nutrients, which are: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. A diabetes educator or dietitian can help you determine the right amount that is right for you.

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