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what exercise machine is best for diabetic patients trying to get fit

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Any: You are in this for the long haul so choose any machine that you think you can use for the rest of your life, that is, anything that you can tolerate. ... Read More
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Anything!: It is important for diabetic patients to exercise. Any exercise! pick something you enjoy doing and exercise frequently. Cardio exercise (walk, run, b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Great!!!: That is so wonderful to want that for your mom! her insurance however will decide for her what machine she will use because the expensive part are the ... Read More
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Easily done: All the machines sold in usa have to conform to fda regulations on devices and be accurate (compared to concurrent venous sugar test) to within about ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Needs medical home: Start with a good primary doctor who can check him out thoroughly concerning his blood pressure, cholesterol, heart and kidney function, weight and ea ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
The best exercises: and related equipment are the ones we are most likely t use. My personal choice is a treadmill because you can adjust the speed, listen to ipod, etc. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Minoli
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sit ups: I would suggest sit ups, provided you do not have a hernia of your abdominal wall.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Reallly: It's whatever you'd use most consistently. But when you account for price, space, variety of exercises and resistances possible, the Total Gym XLS(ba ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Natalie
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Hard work: It doesn't matter what machine you use or what type of exercise that you do. Find something that you enjoy, or at least can tolerate, and do it regula ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Exercise: Regardless of whether you want to lose baby weight or belly fat, consider body weight exercises rather than purchasing equipment. http://www.mensfitne ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Exercise with stent: Since you are a diabetic with HTN and a stent at age 43 would recommend you follow up with your cardiologist to assess your exercise capacity . Your c ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Total program: It is important to do cardiovascular exercises as well as strength and flexibility.A balance program is also important.
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