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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!
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 dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles for people around the globe through scientific research, education, and the practical application of knowledge in sports medicine and exercise science. The ACSM has more than 20,000 international, national, and regional members in 80 countries who work in a range of medical specialties, allied health professions, and scientific disciplines. This diversity and expertise make the ACSM the largest, most-respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.