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Exercise and Sports

I was diagnosed 4 years ago. Do you have any suggestions for losing weight? Such as what kind of things I should include and not include in my diet, what kinds of exercise, and stuff like that?

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My 13 year old son, who has had diabetes for three years and has been on a pump for months, was pitching a baseball game when felt very low and dizzy on the mound, and his fruit drink was on the bench. Luckily the inning ended soon after. When he checked his blood sugar, he was 35 mg/dl [1.9 mmol/L]. How do other kids handle situations in sports like these? Should he have asked for a time out?

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I have diabetes and would like some more information on exercise. I do not like to do much of it, but know that I need to. Sometimes walking is hard because of my hip. If you have any ideas I would like to hear them.

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I was wondering if there are any contraindications with the insulin pump and contact sports, if you disconnect.

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How does diabetes affect athletes?

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My son is 12 years old and is scheduled to test for his black belt in tae kwon do next month. The test will last for 1.5 – 2 hours with no break in between. It will be physically exhausting. What would be the best way to ensure that his glucose will not get too low during the test?

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My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a month ago. I am aware of the glucose monitoring that should be done before beginning exercise, but I haven�t found an exercise plan with clear goals. How much and which type of exercise should she be doing?

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I was recently in the hospital because I became sick from DKA, and I want to keep playing basketball. Will I have to take insulin for the rest of my life? Can I still play basketball in high school and college?

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If insulin is “the key that lets glucose into the cell,” then why don’t people need more carbohydrates and more insulin during exercise? I keep reading that exercise makes the body more sensitive to insulin, but how?

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I have type 2 diabetes treated with oral medication, this year I decided to run the marathon, and I am one month into the training. As marathon runners begin to increment in distance, they begin to consume products energy bars for glucose. Would it be safe to consume these carb-loading products? Should I take my medication prior to the event?

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