American Diabetes Month – Strategies for Increasingly Active


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In our continued support of American Diabetes Month, here are some tips for adding more activity into your daily routine. Remember – the more you move, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to keep your blood glucose levels in on target! More and more research is finding that sitting too much for long periods of time is harmful to our health. One way to do this is to try to fit in at least 20 to 25 minutes of activity every day.

Also, on 2 or more days a week, include activities that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms). Examples of moderate-intensity physical activities include: Walking briskly. Check your blood sugar before you are physically active. Carry a snack with you in case your blood sugar goes too low. Carry identification that says you have diabetes. Wear shoes that fit well and are made for the kind of activity you do. Check your feet every day.

November is American Diabetes Month, the ideal time for you to find out if you’re at risk and learn about the services and diabetic supplies covered by Medicare. Know the diabetes risk factors You may be at high risk for diabetes if you’re obese, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a. Learn more about healthy eating.

Be Active. Exercise is still one of the best tools for managing diabetes, and it’s free! Break a sweat regularly, but also find little ways to be active throughout the day, like climbing stairs and walking. Work out with a friend. You’re more likely to stick with it because you won’t want to let them down.

Exercise for diabetes and get a leg up. Regular exercise can help put you back in control of your life. If you’re not into regular exercise, putting together an exercise plan can be a bummer.

But remember, along with your diet and medications, regular physical activity is an important part of managing diabetes or dealing with prediabetes. The good news is that the steps you take to manage your diabetes can also help lower your chances of having heart disease or a stroke: Stop smoking or using other tobacco products. Manage your A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Develop or maintain healthy lifestyle habits be more physically active and learn ways to manage stress.

Light activities like walking are fine for most people with diabetes. If you haven’t been active and feel unsure about your health, talk to your healthcare provider before doing anything more demanding. If you have any diabetes complications, there may be certain. Instead, the American Diabetes Association recommends a little physical activity every 30 minutes for people who sit throughout the day.

That means office workers with diabetes should take special care to get a few minutes of activity in throughout their workday. Talk about ways to be active, such as •walking briskly for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week •being more active throughout the day by parking further from the store, or taking the stairs. Make a plan to eat less fat and calories.

Y ou can meet with a dietitian to talk about what to eat and how to lose weight.

List of related literature:

• To prevent or delay onset of diabetes, patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or IFG should be advised to lose 5% to 10% of body weight and to increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week of moderate activity such as walking.

“Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider E-Book” by Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, Maren Stewart Mayhew
from Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider E-Book
by Marilyn Winterton Edmunds, Maren Stewart Mayhew
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

People with T1D who engage in regular exercise may prolong the honeymoon period, maintain good glycaemic control (control of the level of glucose in the blood), and require less injected insulin for longer than newly diagnosed patients who do not engage in regular exercise.

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from Data Analytics in Medicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
by Management Association, Information Resources
IGI Global, 2019

The ADA approved the use of a lowcarbohydrate diet for patients with diabetes who are overweight or obese as a way of promoting weight loss, but warns that this approach should be limited to a period of one year.

“Problem-Free Diabetes: Controlling Diabetes With the Help of The Power of Your Metabolism” by Frank Suarez
from Problem-Free Diabetes: Controlling Diabetes With the Help of The Power of Your Metabolism
by Frank Suarez
Frank Suarez, 2016

For now, the best strategy for reducing type 2 diabetes risk—and keeping the disease in controlifyou already have it—is to live a healthy lifestyle and lose excess weight.

“The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life” by Travis Stork, M.D.
from The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life
by Travis Stork, M.D.
Bird Street Books, 2016

Although it seems that exercise does not improve long-term glycemic control in Type 1 diabetics, all such patients should be encouraged to participate in exercise for the same reasons as the general population.

“Sports Science Handbook: A-H” by Simon P. R. Jenkins
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by Simon P. R. Jenkins
Multi-Science, 2005

Pregnancy­related diabetes serves as a “wake­up call” to begin taking steps that may avoid later permanent hyperglycemia: eating a healthy diet, controlling her weight, being active, and exercising moderately.

“An Introduction to Human Disease: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations” by Leonard Crowley
from An Introduction to Human Disease: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations
by Leonard Crowley
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

Of the 25.8 million Americans with diabetes, 18.8 million have been diagnosed and 7.0 million remain undiagnosed.3 An estimated 79 million Americans aged 20 and older have prediabetes, with elevated glucose levels that do not meet the criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes.

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from Primary Care E-Book: A Collaborative Practice
by Terry Mahan Buttaro, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

ADA warn Americans of “pre-diabetes,” encourage people to take healthy steps to reduce risks.

“Medical Aspects of Disability, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Rehabilitation Professional” by Dr. Herb Zaretsky, PhD, Dr. Steven R. Flanagan, MD, Dr. Alex Moroz, MD
from Medical Aspects of Disability, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for the Rehabilitation Professional
by Dr. Herb Zaretsky, PhD, Dr. Steven R. Flanagan, MD, Dr. Alex Moroz, MD
Springer Publishing Company, 2010

To reduce the risk or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, women should be advised to maintain a normal weight, exercise regularly, and eat a diet low in saturated fats.

“Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease” by Carol J. Boushey, Ann M. Coulston, Cheryl L. Rock, Elaine Monsen
from Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
by Carol J. Boushey, Ann M. Coulston, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2001

American Diabetes Association (ADA) diets found at or at 2.

“Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners E-Book” by Thomas W. Barkley, Charlene M. Myers
from Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners E-Book
by Thomas W. Barkley, Charlene M. Myers
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007

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  • That was really helpful….thanks a lot….I just had it two days back it’s my first time using this system….I shipped it abroad to Egypt and actually no one here know about it I was just exploring it the last 2 days….I managed to insert it properly but I didn’t know anything about it except how to scan and read the glucose check…this really helped a lot….thank you so much for this you really made is so clear

  • Hi..good job on your vids..killer accent librelink app on my android has stuck on a demo page (how to apply and how to scan)..I use both the reader and the app on my phone and may have started a new sensor wrongly..any tips on how to correct or do I just need a new sensor..thnx

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  • Nice video. I’ve been using the metre for about 1-month I noticed it does have a built-in insulin calculator but that only works with test strips and not with scan meter which was a little annoying.

  • In The Netherlands as a Roche pomp user i can ask for a present every year. I ask for “Skin Tag”. 50 Skin tags in a box.
    I use it to glue new sensors on my arm. It is great, the sensor sits much more solid on your arm. Enough for 100 weeks in a box.
    Try it! Best regards, Leo.

  • Hi. I have the fsl and on my first sensor I guess the perspiration made the adhesive loose. my question to you is? can I reset the scanner to factory so I don’t have all these crazy numbers on it. TY P.S. blame it on my A.D.D. lol

  • One thing, it might have changed since you made the video, but you definitely can activate the sensor with your Android phone. I lost my libre sensor in a move and have been activating and scanning my sensors for a couple of months using just my android phone. Just thought you might want to know.

  • can you help me where can I found the reader I just bought 12 sensors for my nephew but the reader is not available in the pharmacy also in the freestyle company they told me you have to wait for waiting list as you are a new customer, and I need to send the sensors to him, plz can anyone help to get the reader coz it should be easy for the patients who have already bought it before, I will really appreciate if you can help that 7 years old child. thank you

  • My son just started using the Freestyle Libre sensor. He plays competitive sand volleyball, so we’re wondering if he could perhaps wear an armband over the sensor while he’s playing so he doesn’t knock it loose or get sand around it? Do you have any suggestions for this? Thanks!!

  • I know the reader can be set up to have my carbs to insulin ration, high low levels etc but, it does not tell me the recommended insulin dose based on the information I e provided. I know a few apps exist where you input your levels taken from the reader, it then states amount of insulin records per amount of carbs. Can you help suggest which apps us good for this. Thanks.

  • Very helpful, thanks! Which android app you would recommend now? There is lots to chose from and which one would have proper algorithm incorporated?

  • I can’t find a a video about this but I watched a video on how to apply my libre but I keep getting an error. I scanned it and set it up, then waited 12 hours. And it told me the sensor might be loose if not rescan. Well I did and it’s still not setting it up. I rechecked after an hour and it said the same code again that it might be loose. Please help I need to get this set up and I don’t want to purchase and waste this sensor.

  • So we just got the libre app for android here in the USA, I want to know if you can tell me if I can transfer the information from my scanner to my phone app.

  • Libre is available without Rx in my country. Should I buy it? I’m nondiabetic.

    Ketones themselves are not pathological if they are below 7 mmol/L and blood sugar is under 5.6 mmol/L; the insulin deficiency that causes the figures to go over 8 and 7 is.

    Look into Richard K Bernstein. He’s 84, and in the following chronological order, insulin agenetic, engineer, the inventor of blood glucose self testing, the inventor of basal/bolus dosing, and a medical doctor. I hesitate to call him diabetic as his blood sugars stay between 3.9 mmol/L and 5.6 mmol/L.

  • You are amazing! Can you help me with something? I bought freestyle Libre from USA which is a US version. Is there any way I can make it work with global sensors? I live in Bangladesh and it’s impossible for me to bring sensors from USA every month.

  • I found the sensor not to stick so well when I would sweat after a workout or by playing ringette or take showers so we bought a product called Simpatch on Amazon (they were best rated) they are an adhesive patch that helps keep my sensor on and they come off super easy when the two weeks are up.
    also, I should add that they are pricey but have helped me with not being so paranoid about it being ripped out while playing ringette.
    I think that it is totally worth it if you have little kids or have an active lifestyle
    I want to know what he thinks about the product and if anyone else has used it before.

    also, love your chanal u give me a lot of helpful tips:)

  • Hi Nerd, in this “TIPS” video, you claimed you’d provide info on compatible phones & phone applications “down below”. Very sorry, I have no idea what “down below” means. Within your video, there is no supplement at end-of-video. Within comments section, there is no real “bottom”, the god-awful YouTube lets me keep scrolling forever, it absolutely won’t stop. I have no clue what “down below” is, please provide more clarity within your video!

  • Thanks for taking the time to make this video! I’ve got a question, do you know how to reset the reader? So that I can initialise another monitor button before the 2 weeks runs out. Many thanks

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  • I just got my first Libre yesterday and so far it’s absolutely rubbish. The reader is not scanning the sensor. The customer service number is not available on the weekends and limited time frame throughout the week. I thought it would scan after waiting 12 hours, although mine says it’s available after 60 minutes. I tried a second sensor and the reader doesn’t recognize it. Complete garbage IMO.

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  • I really wish there was a way to calibrate these things though. I’ve found it’s VERY inaccurate a lot of the time. This morning I scanned and it said my blood sugar was 392(yes I know that’s very high, but I’m sick so it’s to be expected) I did a finger stick to make sure and it came out at 546. The other day I showed at 143 did a stick and it came back at 232.

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  • First of all thank you for your incredible help, I was looking for the Bolus calculator, but it looks like the Latin American version don’t have that menu, do you have any idea of how could I activate the Bolus calculator?

    Thank you!!

  • I am so happy to let you know that I have just applied the Libre for the very first time and it feels good and light and right, indeed. I am so thankful that I could find support and comfort in contributions from open-hearted and generous people like you. Thank you!!!

  • My presecription came with two sensors and one sensor applicator. It is time to change sensors. The blue part of the sensor applicator is withdrawn or upin the applicator from the previous sensor application and will not come down to allow me to grab the second sensor and apply it. How do I reset the sensor applicator in order to apply the second sensor?

  • Ciao I have problem to connect the miao miao to spike, the bluetooth of the iPhone doesn’t see the miao miao… what can I do? thank you for helping me. ciao ciao

  • Hey i need your help…i am 17 yrs old…i had been a type 1 diabetic since the age of 12…. How do you keep your blood suger all day between 60 to 120… Curently i am using free style libro to moniter the highs and lows…can u give max tips…��

  • Loved the 24hs tip, thanks.
    I use Glimp app on Android to read the sensor. S-Glimp app can initialize a sensor but then it can be read only by android and NOT on the Libre gadget. No big deal, i just use my phone and dont carry the Libre gadget. Less stuff in my pockets

  • thank you for this helpful tips,  if I apply the sender but not sticking well,it keep giving me wrong message,can I reinsert it?

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  • Thank you for this video! I just got my FSL on Friday, and this video has helped me understand some of the inner workings of the device. I’m in the States, so it takes 12 hours for a sensor to activate and start being readable. The readings I am getting are consistent with the finger sticks I used to do. Have you found any small carrying cases for the FSL that will hold the test strips, a lancing device and a few lancets for those rare instances when the meter asks for a manual reading? Thanks again for a very informative video.

  • Such a great video thanks so much! I just can’t seem to find the ‘professional settings’ on my Libre. Is there something you need to activate in order for it to be available? Thanks!

  • I really need help I put mine on about an hour ago I’ve had a low like a really really bad one and now it’s saying it’s unable to read it any advice anyone because I don’t know what to do this is been really stressing me out

  • This was really useful, thank you. Do you or any of your contacts have tips for those diabetics who have had bad reactions to the Freestyle Libre? My (grown-up) daughter has found the device invaluable in improving the management of her diabetes, but has to weigh up this benefit against the fact that the sensors make her arm incredibly sore. Having not worn a sensor for many months, she has just returned to using one and is experiencing the same problem even though she is using a barrier spray on her skin with an Elastoplast over the sensor to make sure it does not fall off. Has anyone got any helpful advice, please?

  • Is there any way to start a new sensor early? The last one was taken off and I have to wait 15 hours to recalibrate the sensor? Surely there should be a way to do this now instead of 15 hours time?

  • I’ve been using Freestyle Libre since October 2016 and I have to say I agree with most of your comments/points. I did not know about the “compression Low” but it has happened to me more than once! Great video!

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  • 3/2020 update for USA users Sensor activation time is 60 minutes, the android app can be used to activate the sensor.
    Thanks for the video.


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  • I am in America and I’m currently using freestyle and I believe they are going to pay for the sensors now. Public pressure can be a wonderful thing. Thank you! Your video was very helpful!

  • Just installed my first sensor yesterday. Great tips and so charming! Refreshing to hear this from a “real person’s” perspective. Thank you very much!