Diabetes and Keeping Fit For Dummies


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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Diabetes 5

Chapter 1: Getting an Overview of Diabetes 7

Chapter 2: Managing Health and Diabetes Fitness 25

Chapter 3: Understanding Diabetes Medications 41

Part 2: Mastering Exercise and Nutrition Basics 61

Chapter 4: Finding Out How Exercise Works 63

Chapter 5: Avoiding Exercise Glucose Extremes 83

Chapter 6: Eating Better for Health 103

Chapter 7: Eating Right for Exercise 125

Part 3: Getting Up and Moving 139

Chapter 8: Setting the Stage for Getting Active 141

Chapter 9: Setting Your Workout Up for Success 161

Chapter 10: Including Cardio Training 181

Chapter 11: Building Strength through Resistance 203

Chapter 12: Finding Your Balance 225

Chapter 13: Focusing on Flexibility 239

Chapter 14: Mixing It Up with Cross-Training 259

Part 4: Keeping Fit at Any Age or Any Stage 265

Chapter 15: Training with Extra Body Weight 267

Chapter 16: Exercising with Health Complications 285

Chapter 17: Being Active and Female 299

Chapter 18: Taking Special Considerations for Kids and Seniors 305

Chapter 19: Managing Diabetes as an Athlete 323

Part 5: The Part of Tens 337

Chapter 20: Ten Tips to Boost Your Overall Health 339

Chapter 21: Ten Easy Exercises to Build a Strong Core without Leaving the House 347

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Motivated to Exercise (When You’re Not) 357

Index 363

About the Author

The American Diabetes Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; provides objective and credible information; and delivers services to hundreds of communities. Dr. Sheri R. Colberg is a world-renowned Diabetes Motion Expert. She's a frequent lecturer on diabetes and exercise and a consultant for many groups and organizations, including the American Diabetes Association.

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