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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

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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