Exercise : Footwear

Proper footwear is essential, especially for those individuals with prediabetes. A foot evaluation should also be performed before beginning. Some people with prediabetes may have some decreased sensation in their feet.  Visually inspect your feet regularly and do not ignore potential problems.

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A proper fit is very important.  An athletic shoe with a removable insole is recommended because many people could benefit from replacing the insole with a better more supportive insole.  Some people may need special inlays made out of a molded pressure reducing material, or custom foot orthotics that provide a bracing affect on the foot to control excessive abnormal motion.  If you are a prediabetic with peripheral neuropathy that has caused what doctors refer to as “peripheral neuropathy,” then I would advise you consider a stationary bike for most of your aerobic endurance type exercise.  Speak to a podiatrist foot specialist about your level of risk and the type of footwear that is best for your exercise approach.  If you have foot or ankle pain preventing you from participating in physical activities, see a podiatrist foot specialist to help you regain your mobility.

 

medical evaluation before exercise to stop prediabetesMedical Evaluation

A medical evaluation should be performed before beginning a physical exercise lifestyle. Begin slowly, know your cardiovascular limitations, and take care of your body…more

 

Blood Sugar Levels

Physical fitness has been shown to lower glucose in people with diabetes. In the past, a general rule of thumb said that for every thirty-five minutes of exercise you engage in you should take in fifteen grams of carbohydrate…more

 

 

Pedometer Assisted Exercise

Nutrientology supports the use of a pedometer at least in beginning a more active lifestyle. This is a helpful approach to gauge how much time and effort you need to put for enough exercise activity…more

 

Resistance Exercise

Properly performed resistance exercise either with rubber exercise tension bands or weights should also be part of your exercise routine. Resistance exercise should be started even more gradually…more

 

 

Exercise Prescription

The general recommendation is 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity 5-6 days of the week to improve health and fitness…more

 


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