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Diabetes Bites Newsletter

Last month, we asked for the percentage of urban and rural residents that meet national exercise guidelines (which call for 150 minutes per week of aerobic activity and strength-building exercise at least twice per week.

Congratulations to Valerie Martinez, a pump/CGM user in Fredricksburg, VA, USA, for being the first to answer correctly.  According to research conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for the years 2016-2017, approximately 25% of urban residents and 20% of rural residents are meeting the exercise goal (up from 19% and 13% back in 2008-2009).

While improvement is always a nice thing, this is nothing to be proud of. Physical activity is important for everyone, and more-so for those of us with diabetes (I’ll spare you the long list of reasons why). Regular exercise can be challenging from the standpoint of finding time, managing blood sugar, performing it safely, and making it fun.  Our staff features several clinicians who are experts in the field of diabetes and exercise, so feel free to reach out for some personalized guidance. 


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Lately, readers have been getting creative and looking up the answers to our trivia questions online, so here’s one you CAN’T look up!  And it’s simple.  What is MY favorite food?  (hint:  I am NOT on the low carb bandwagon, unless the wagon is carrying plenty of snacks)

*The first person to submit the correct answer wins their choice of book from our in-store or online bookstore.

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