Action Plan for Diabetes

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Human Kinetics, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 153 pages
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Take control of your blood sugar with Action Plan for Diabetes. This complete guide to managing and preventing complications associated with the disease can significantly decrease your chances of needing insulin injections. This exercise-based plan can be tailored to your body's needs to boost your energy level, help you lose weight, and make you feel stronger than you have in years.

A complete, effective program that allows you to enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle, Action Plan for Diabetes explains how to build strength, flexibility, and endurance while monitoring and maintaining appropriate blood sugar levels and body weight. It also presents dietary guidelines and the pros and cons of supplements and medications so that you can balance your nutritional needs and exercise to combat swings in blood sugar levels.

Developed with the American College of Sports Medicine, Action Plan for Diabetes presents a proven system with all the essential information you need to safely and effectively manage type 1 and type 2 diabetes and prediabetes for the long term. Action Plan for Diabetes will help you do more than survive; you will thrive and feel better than you ever thought possible!


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Darryl Barnes, MD, is a consultant and instructor with the department of family medicine and musculoskeletal clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He specializes in total care of physically active people, including those with diabetes. He is a family physician with certified added qualifications (CAQ) in primary care sports medicine and is the team physician for all teams at Rochester Community Technical College and for Minnesota Chill, a U.S. professional volleyball team.

Dr. Barnes has lectured on diabetes, nutrition, and athletics on behalf of the Mayo Clinic and was on the medical staff for the 25th Ironman Triathlon World Championship in 2003. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Medical Association.

Dr. Barnes lives in Rochester, Minnesota, with his wife, Aimee. He enjoys running, fishing, and playing golf in his spare time.


The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is more than the world's leader in the sports medicine and exercise science--it is an association of people and professions exploring the use of that science and physical activity to make life healthier for all people.

Since 1954, ACSM has been committed to the promotion of physical activity and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries. With more than 20,000 international, national, and regional chapter members in 80 countries, ACSM is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and information on sports medicine and exercise science. Through ACSM, health and fitness professionals representing a variety of disciplines work to improve the quality of life for people around the world through health and fitness research, education, and advocacy.

A large part of ACSM's mission is devoted to public awareness and education about the positive aspects of physical activity for people of all ages from all walks of life. ACSM's physicians, researchers, and educators have created tools for the public, ranging in scope from starting an exercise program to avoiding or treating sport injuries.

ACSM's National Center is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, widely recognized as the amateur sports capitol of the nation. To learn more about ACSM, visit

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