Diabetes Exercise Plan

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Diabetic Diet and Exercise plan
Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is the most critical and pivotal component of diabetes care. The purpose of MNT for people with type 2 diabetes is to delay or prevent the development of diabetic complications such as blindness, CHD, nephropathy and neuropathy (Edelman, Kudzma, & Mandle, 2014, p. 257).
The American Diabetes Association recommends two different types of exercise for managing diabetes, aerobic exercise and strength training. Aerobic exercise helps the body to effetely use insulin better. It also benefits your heart and bones to remain strong improve circulation and will help with stress. All of this will reduce the risk for heart disease by lowering your blood pressure blood glucose and improve
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Place in pre-heated oven (450ºF) for 5 to 10 minutes (or microwave for 30 seconds until cheese melts). Serve with 8 baby carrots with 2 Tbsp reduced fat ranch dressing, and 1 c fat-free milk or calcium-enriched soy beverage.
 Lean-body salad: Toss 2 c mixed dark greens, ½ c canned garbanzo beans (rinsed well), 1 oz reduced-fat Mozzarella shredded cheese and 2 Tbsp light Italian dressing. Serve with 1 fresh peach or ½ c canned peaches (in juice or water).
 Chicken salad: Combine 2 c mixed dark greens, 2 stalks chopped celery, and ¼ c sliced green or red grapes. Top with 2 oz cooked chicken breast, and drizzle with 2 Tbsp light honey mustard dressing (such as Newman's Own). Serve with 1 slice reduced-calorie 100% whole grain toast, spread with 1 tsp canola oil soft tub margarine.

 Roast-beef sandwich: Layer 2 oz lean roast beef, ½ c chopped romaine lettuce and ½ sliced tomato on 2 slices reduced calorie 100% whole grain bread, spread with 1 tsp mayonnaise and/or
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Serve over ⅔ c cooked brown rice.

Set realistic goals.
Make it your goal to adopt healthier eating and exercise habits. If you feel compelled to set a weight loss goal, losing 10 to 15 percent of your current body weight is a realistic objective. The good news is that a weight loss of as little as 5 to 10 percent of body weight can significantly improve risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure, high blood glucose and triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol levels. The safest rate of weight loss is 0.5 to 2 lbs a week. If you lose weight at this rate, you are more likely to keep it off Have the patient return in 30 days to see if there are any barriers to changing his life style. Check blood work again to see if there are any improvements, and recheck his HbgA1C after six weeks to see if there are any improvements. Even if there are small changes it’s a move in the right direction. The benefits and enjoyment derived from a physically active lifestyle have a significant effect on a patient’s quality of life. People must understand that they are worth the effort by doing something good for themselves (Edelman et al., 2014, p.
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