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Category: Exercise

Is Diabetes Forever

Is type 2 diabetes forever? It’s what type 2 diabetics are told from the time they are diagnosed. For too many, the answer is yes. The answer can also be maybe or no. Since these answers aren’t really saying much, let me explain. Is type 2 diabetes forever? Yes! If you have followed any of…
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12 Days of Diabetes from HPI

The 12 Days of Diabetes from the Health Performance Institute! Continue on to learn more about it. Starting December 12 and finishing December 23, we will host a FB Live video each day. The videos will be short – 3-5 minutes – and will discuss some of the things type 2 diabetics struggle with on…
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Insulin Sensitivity Webinar

Thank you for viewing our webinar! Listed below are links where you can download the files discussed during the webinar – the exercise tip sheet and the Module 1 Guide. A link to enroll in the HPI Diabetes Academy, as discussed during the webinar, is also below. Click here to download the slides used during…
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Glycemic Control for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Controlling blood sugar is not enough! A recently published article confirms what many other articles have shown: For type 2 diabetics, controlling blood sugar does not reduce the risk of complications. Link to Abstract A pull-quote from the conclusion in the abstract: “Discordance exists between the research evidence and academic and clinical policy statements about…
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3 Keys to improving insulin sensitivity

What they aren’t telling you! As a type 2 diabetic, you are keenly aware of the importance in controlling your blood sugar. Whether it is with your diet, the frequency or dosage of your medication, this point is hammered home! But there is something they aren’t telling you. Everything you are instructed to do is…
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Why knowing what happens to digestible carbohydrate is important

What happens to the carbohydrates we eat? Type 2 diabetics (and many others) know they turn into blood sugar. Monitoring blood sugar is something a type 2 diabetic does daily. But did you know that understanding what happens to blood sugar is also important? I’m not talking about whether it goes up or down after…
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Webinar: Why Wellness Fails April 2016

Below is the recording from our webinar on Why Wellness Fails to control medical costs, recorded on April 13, 2016. To stay up-to-date with the latest news and offerings from us, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of this page. Note You are already subscribed…
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Is Exercise More Difficult with Type 2 Diabetes?

Is Exercise More Difficult with Type 2 Diabetes? We will answer this question shortly. But first, when talking about whether exercise is more “difficult” for type 2 diabetics, the question is really referencing exercise intensity. There are a number of ways to measure/monitor exercise intensity. We prefer to use Ratings of Perceived Exertion (RPE). The…
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RPE and Determining Exercise Intensity

While heart rate (HR) is a popular way to measure exercise intensity, we prefer Ratings of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and will explain why in this post. When using HR, you workout at some percentage of Max HR; for example between 50-60% or 70-80% of Max HR. The usual way to determine Max HR is by…
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