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Physical Activity and Diabetes

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Be Active When You Have Diabetes
Being physically active is one of the most important ways people can manage their diabetes and lower the risk of complications. These very easy-to-read (second- to third-grade reading level) materials help people with diabetes learn about the benefits of being physically active and ways to increase their activity level.

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Exercise and Physical Fitness
Provides a summary of how much physical activity most adults need per week and offers example activities that improve fitness.

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Physical Activity for Everyone (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Provides comprehensive information on how children, adults, and older adults can meet their guidelines for physical activity.

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Lists resources for various reading audiences.  Information includes the benefits of being active, physical activity guidelines, and different ways to improve fitness.
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What I need to know about Physical Activity and Diabetes
Describes the benefits of physical activity and precautions for people with diabetes. Explains the types of activity and how to begin a program. Provides referrals to other resources.
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Lo que usted debe saber sobre la actividad física y la diabetes
Proporciona información sobre los beneficios de la actividad física y las precauciones necesarias para las personas con diabetes. Explica los 4 tipos de actividad física y proporciona ejemplos de estos. Explica como comenzar una rutina de actividad física. Provee remisiones a otras fuentes de información.
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Page last updated July 16, 2014


The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
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