Physical Activity For Diabetes

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

Having a group of people who understand your struggle is key to living positively with diabetes. With locations in both Iowa and Illinois, Diabetes Support Group can help.

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There are many benefits to getting regular physical activity. Before engaging in any exercise check with your doctor what is safe for you to do. It can help to lower your blood glucose and for those who are insulin resistant like the Type 2's it can make your insulin work better.

For most people walking is an excellent program. Try using a pedometer to track 10,000 steps a day or about 5 miles.  Make physical activity a daily part of your life. Choose things that you enjoy such as bike riding, gardening or walking your dog. Keep a record of how physical activity affects your glucose and share with your health provider.

Options for 10,000 Step Programs

The Institute of Medicine recommends one hour of walking for those who are trying to lose weight.

National Institute of Health NIH Senior Health has a wealth of information on getting started with exercise.

 

Related Classes/Events

  • Ongoing
    Join a Genesis Certified Diabetes Educator in a monthly class designed to help you gain a sense of empowerment in managing diabetes.
  • Ongoing
    Join a Genesis Certified Diabetes Educator in a monthly class designed to help you gain a sense of empowerment in managing diabetes.

Contact Us

For more information about our diabetes services, please contact:

Bettendorf Office
563-421-3261

Silvis Office
309-281-2200

Diabetes Appt Request

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Do you need help managing your diabetes? We are here for you. Fill out our simple form and we will request a referral from your doctor so that you can visit the Diabetes Care Center. It's as easy as that.

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