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How much should a diabetic walk?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Walk: Try to walk 10, ooo steps daily.Get a pedometer to help you. Start slowly .It may take a few weeks to attain level.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
As much as they: Are comfortable with, without causing physical trauma, foot damage, cardiovascular stress, BP elevation, aggravation of other medical problems, etc. With the proper precautions walking is excellent exercise for people with diabetes and also helps with weight reduction, glucose control, BP lowering and lipids as well. Make sure to wear proper footwear, stretch before and after, warm-up/cooldown.

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