When you have type 1 diabetes, trying to manage the unpredictability of blood sugars with exercise can be a source of frustration and confusion.
Members of the alumni group of the Diabetes, Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle Program were reflecting on their experiences from previous winters and the challenges they faced in managing their diabetes.
Many people with diabetes manage to follow the physical activity recommendations by staying active and exercising during the summer months, but find it much harder to stay active in cold weather.
In the middle of winter and especially after a major snowstorm, some people may give in to the temptation to stay indoors and escape the elements.
We know the importance of physical activity for reducing the risk of diabetes and helping to prevent diabetes complications for those who already have the condition. Yet most adults spend over seven hours a day engaged in sedentary behavior,
Participants in the Diabetes, Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle Program at Toronto Rehab were discussing how they planned to stay motivated, once they finished the program. Here are a few highlights that I think you will find inspiring