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Mini Site Index
Diabetes Lifestyles
A Healthy Lifestyle Approach for Managing Diabetes

Physical Movement

Diabetes and Exercise
How can I take care of my diabetes?
What can a physically active lifestyle do for me?
What kinds of physical activity can help me?
Can I exercise any time I want?
Are there any types of physical activity I shouldn't do?
Can physical activity cause low blood glucose?
What should I do first?
What can I do to make sure I stay active?
What can I do to make sure I stay active?

Benefits and Exercise Considerations for People With Diabetes
Why exercise?
What is aerobic activity?
The benefits of aerobic activity for diabetics
What is anaerobic activity?
The benefits of anaerobic activity for diabetics (strength training)
What is weight-bearing activity?
The benefits of weight-bearing exercise for diabetics
Special exercise considerations for people with diabetes  

Diabetes and Sports

Complementary Approaches for Fitness & Stress Management (i.e., yoga, meditation, acupuncture)

Diet and Nutrition

Visit our Diabetes & Diet Section (see right-hand sidebar for just a few fast click links to this comprehensive section).

How I Lost over 135 lbs and Took Control Over my Diabetes and PCOS Symptoms By Founder Lahle Wolfe

Related Topics:  Diabetes and Mental Health
Depression and Diabetes
Eating Disorders
Stress Management

Just some of the topics covered in our Diet Section

Nutritional Counters and Calculators
Which has more grams of fiber, an apple or a piece of whole wheat toast?  Enjoy making your own meals from scratch?  Find counters to help calculate nutritional contents!

Restaurant (scary) and Fast Food (even scarier) Nutritional Facts
Restaurants often do not provide a nutritional fact sheet at the table, but they do online, and there are books and all kinds of yummy resources to get the facts.  If you eat out visit our Fast Food & Restaurant Guide section.

Commercial Weight Loss Programs - Before signing on the dotted line be sure to read this article about commercial weight loss centers and programs.  A calorie is a calorie is a calorie may be true (although, some would disagree), but weight loss centers are not all the same.

Want to know what we think about?

Jenny Craig
LA Weight Loss Centers
Weight Watchers

Very Low Calorie Diets
Low Carbohydrate Lifestyle Plans
Ketogenic Plans
Non-Ketogenic Plans
Low Fat Lifestyle Plans
Low Glycemic Index Plans
Diabetes Meal Exchange
Vegetarian Diabetes Lifestyle

You may wish to begin by reading about the low glycemic index in "What is the Low Glycemic Index?"  before reviewing specific plans.

Diets and Eating Disorders

Those with a medical need to place a heavy emphasis on food choices and portions are more susceptible to developing an eating disorder.  Know the warning signs of eating disorders and learn how you can help your child avoid the risks.  Join our totally anonymous Eating Disorder support group moderated by a diabetic who has been in recovery for her own eating disorder for five years.

body in balance center for yoga

The Body in Balance Center
300 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA  22314

"I like to think I'm helping address everyone's potential, whether it be for speed, endurance or to feel better than when they walked in the door!" 

Ann Bartlett, Founder,
Body In Balance Center


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