An overall wellness plan of healthy living is critical for people with or without diabetes. Physical activity can benefit people, especially with those living with diabetes, in unique ways.
Diabetes and exercise are vital when it comes to managing blood glucose levels and health complications, and regular exercise usually helps improve blood glucose management in people with all types of diabetes. A growing number of studies show that prediabetes, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, can be prevented or reversed with healthful lifestyle changes, which can also help prevent or reverse “double diabetes” in people with type 1 diabetes who become insulin resistant due to being physically inactive or gaining excess body weight.
“Our partnership with MFN will allow Beyond Type 1 to connect those with diabetes and their family members with useful resources and access to fitness and allied healthcare providers that best meet their needs. This brings a holistic approach to caring for diabetics,” said Mary Lucas, Community Partners and Programs Manager.
Beyond Type 1 creates and funds a portfolio of programs, technologies, and innovations that those living with Type 1 diabetes need to manage, live, and thrive. Because Beyond Type 1 Founders and Founding Friends pay all operational and fundraising expenses, 100% of every dollar raised through these programs directly supports the most promising global efforts working to educate, advocate, and eventually cure Type 1 diabetes. By leveraging the power of social media and technology, Beyond Type 1 has been able to connect people living with Type 1 diabetes on global scale – changing what it means to live with this chronic disease.
About the Medical Fitness Network (MFN)
The Medical Fitness Network (MFN) is a free online resource directory for consumers to locate fitness & allied healthcare professionals interested in working with those with chronic disease/medical conditions, including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, Mental Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Pre & Postnatal Care, Respiratory Disease and Stroke. The MFN donates its services as a national database management company to medical, health organizations that do not offer resources for locating fitness & allied healthcare professionals interested in working with their populations. https://medicalfitnessnetwork.org/public/
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