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What exercise machine is best for diabetic patients trying to get fit?

What exercise machine is best for diabetic patients trying to get fit?

Anything!: It is important for diabetic patients to exercise. Any exercise! Pick something you enjoy doing and exercise frequently. Cardio exercise (walk, run, bike, etc) tends to help more with weight loss more than weight bearing exercises. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Dear sir, my mother is a diabetes patient, I want purchase a good suger testing machine which is having good accuracy.?

Dear sir, my mother is a diabetes patient, I want purchase a good suger testing machine which is having good accuracy.?

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 15%, higher or lower, of 'real' number. So if it says 'fda approved' you can trust it.

The new continuous glucose monitor by dexcom, often recommended for patients on 4 shots of Insulin or an Insulin pump, has now reached same level of accuracy. ...Read more

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My father epileptic patient (65) randomely get fit, want to go best doctor. Who is the specialist (designation)?

My father epileptic patient (65) randomely get fit, want to go best doctor. Who is the specialist (designation)?

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 eating habits, etc. He may need careful adjustment of his medications and his health habits. This alone may improve his seizure control. The pcp can then decide whether a specialist would be necessary. ...Read more

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I want to lose a wieght so which is a best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

I want to lose a wieght so which is a best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

Elliptical: May provide more muscle building than the treadmill. Muscle helps burn fat. However it is the consistency and healthy diet that matters most. Use of either for 45 minutes or more 5 days a week with a healthy diet will result in healthy weight loss ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best home exercise machine for bum?

Can you tell me what is the best home exercise machine for bum?

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 (base model) is a great deal. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise/exercise machine I can use to burn the most weight efficiently? I want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if that's realistic.

What is the best exercise/exercise machine I can use to burn the most weight efficiently? I want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if that's realistic.

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 regularly as part of a diet and exercise program. Start slow and gradually increase. Goal weight loss should be 2-3lbs per week, so your weight loss goals are reasonable. Good luck ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Exercise: Regardless of whether you want to lose baby weight or belly fat, consider body weight exercises rather than purchasing equipment. Http://www. Mensfitness. Com/topics/body-weight-workouts, http://www. Muscleandfitness. Com/workouts/workout-routines/5-best-bodyweight-training-exercises & http://www. Menshealth. Com/fitness/ultimate-body-weight-workout. ...Read more

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I am 43 Years old male. I am Diabetes (Type 2) and Hypertension patient. Also I done stent in RCA. Please give me advice which type of exercise best.

I am 43 Years old male. I am Diabetes (Type 2) and Hypertension patient. Also I done stent in RCA. Please give me advice which type of exercise best.

Cardiovascular: You would want to incorporate regular cardiovascular exercise on most days of the week, shooting for 60 to 70 percent of your target heart rate. At an age of 43 years (round to 45) your target heart rate would be 175, and 60% of this would be about 100-110 beats per minute. With your medical history I would keep this on the low end. ...Read more

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Which exercises are best for diabetic patients?

Which exercises are best for diabetic patients?

Total program: It is important to do cardiovascular exercises as well as strength and flexibility. A balance program is also important. ...Read more

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Which exercise machine is more effective, treadmill or elliptical?!

Which exercise machine is more effective, treadmill or elliptical?!

Both: Depending on your reason for exercise either will provide the beneficial effect of exercise. Your exercise prescription for cardiovascular health, if that is the reason for exercise, is calculated by giving you the maximum heart rate for specified time. So the type of exercise it takes to get the maximum heart rate is the only criteria. So both machines can do it. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise machine for someone with multiple sclerosis?

Please describe a good exercise machine for someone with multiple sclerosis?

Varies, but: If patient is still ambulatory, consider a treadmill or even a stair stepper. A stationary bike might work. If trouble walking, best general exercise via swimming or aerobics in a pool setting. Some patients will not tolerate an exercise machine, and do far better with assisted walking. ...Read more

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Why might a\ diabetic patient get an empty stomach feeling and why he has burning in soles?

Why might a\ diabetic patient get an empty stomach feeling and why he has burning in soles?

Burning in soles: This is likely to be the result of poor control of diabetes and needs attention first by an Endocrinologist.
If it turns out that your blood sugar levels are fine the next step is to see a Neurologist. ...Read more

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Hello doctor I am milan 37yrs old live in nepal I am a diabetes patients. What should I have to do to get rid from this?

Hello doctor I am milan 37yrs old live in nepal I am a diabetes patients. What should I have to do to get rid from this?

Not an easy task: Obesity is one major risk factor for diabetes and if you are obese, losing wt back to your ideal body wt is the best/safest way to reverse diabetes. It may not be a permanent cure, but may keep at at bay for yrs. Gastric bypass is also extremely effective, but involves risks. A pancreatic transplant may do as well. Eat healthy, exercise, take your meds and see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best food for patient who have both pneumonia and diabetes?

Best food for patient who have both pneumonia and diabetes?

Protein containing: Food such as eggs, chicken and lean meats.
Fruits in moderation and lots of green. Enjoy. ...Read more

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What is the best life style for a diabetic patient to avoid the hypoglycemic state?

What is the best life style for a diabetic patient to avoid the hypoglycemic state?

What your doctor sai: I am going to tell you what your doctor said.
Proper nutrition, exercise, and rest. Do not allow yourself to become stressed or anxious. Drink plenty of water. These are things that promote health in everyone. You need to be especially careful to do these things. ...Read more

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My fasting is 7 mmol and HbAic is 8%. Have I become a patient of diabetes or can I control it by diet and exercise?

My fasting is 7 mmol and HbAic is 8%. Have I become a patient of diabetes or can I control it by diet and exercise?

You should: Follow ur treating physicians advice. They know you better than I (history, physical, labs, weight, diet).
Some diabetics can get off or stay off meds by losing 20-30 lbs (if overweight) by a careful diet and exercise regemin.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Wat could be the best measure that a diabetic and lung patient should take?

Wat could be the best measure that a diabetic and lung patient should take?

General self-care: There's a saying, "the best way to stay healthy is to have a chronic illness and take care of yourself." (i think this came from sir william osler.) know your conditions - learn all you can about them, and do your best to manage them. Keep blood sugar under control; take all your medications and on time. Exercise. Eat well and drink plenty of water. Get a flu vaccine; see your doc early when ill. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment to get ride of high BP and diabetic completely. Patient has got both of them.?

Is there any treatment to get ride of high BP and diabetic completely. Patient has got both of them.?

Maybe for a while: If a person recently got mild high blood pressure and mild type 2 diabetes, he can try to get his body in the best possible shape, to see if he can be normal without medications. In some cases, it's possible, but symptoms may return when he ages or gets out of shape. He should work with his doctor on selecting the right diet, getting to the proper weight, and doing a lot of exercise. ...Read more

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What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise machine for muscles in lower back?

What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise machine for muscles in lower back?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. If you have questions about specific exercises or machines they will be able to teach you the proper techniques and precautions. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best food for diabetes patient?

Help please? What is the best food for diabetes patient?

Low carbohydrate: To improve diabetes, completely stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance.

Low carb food items such as eggs, fish meats, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil normalize blood sugars and may reduce need for med.

Read: https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/get-started/ ...Read more

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Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Limited: Do not use the quad extension machine. The only machine to use would be the supine leg press machine. You can do exercises without machines that would be safer. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) or Prozac for ocd---which seems to yield the best response in patients? (am diabetic)

Zoloft (sertraline) or Prozac for ocd---which seems to yield the best response in patients? (am diabetic)

It depends....: On the individual patient. Some people seem to do better on prozac, others do better on zoloft (sertraline). Thank goodness we have the choices we have nowadays! ...Read more

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What causes diabetes patients to get pain in the legs and feet?

What causes diabetes patients to get pain in the legs and feet?

Vascular disease: Diabetes injures the smallest blood vessels in the body. The vascular system is like a tree and the smallest blood vessels are furthest away from the heart. Like the smallest branches are furthest away from the trunk. The feet and lower legs have small blood vessels. When these are damaged the nerves and muscles cannot get proper blood supply, and therefore cannot get oxygen. Thus pain. ...Read more

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Is one brain MRI the same as the next, or does the machine get calibrated differently depending on the symptoms the patient is experiencing?

Is one brain MRI the same as the next, or does the machine get calibrated differently depending on the symptoms the patient is experiencing?

Different: The MRI is callibrated differently from one test to another. This is called a T1 or T2 gradient. It is how fast the hydrogen atoms are moved by the magnet which is how the MRI works. Some scans are used with special dies too. ...Read more

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How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

1st week is okay: As most therapists don't need any machines to perform proper therapy. Manual therapy can achieve excellent results without machines. However, machines can be used as an adjunct to good manual stretching and strengthening programs. Stationary bikes can start early in the first week as the swelling reduces. Weights should be avoided until full extension is gained from your stretching program. ...Read more

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How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

Exercise: I let my post-laparoscopic patients do cardio anytime after surgery when the patient feels well. The only restriction for most is no heavy lifting for one week after surgery. If you think you are ready, enjoy! ...Read more

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Do type 2 diabetic patients get sensation or feeling of cool water flowing or driping on thighs, legs, groin. As when I see or touch it its all dry.

Do type 2 diabetic patients get sensation or feeling of cool water flowing or driping on thighs, legs, groin. As when I see or touch it its all dry.

Type 2 diabetes: Over the next few months your primary doctor or nurse practitioner should work with you for a few months.
Type 2 diabetes can be controlled completely provided you listened to the advice of a doctor and a nurse.

Follow advice carefully and you will be very pleased. ...Read more