Regensteiner, J.G., Reusch, J.E.B., Stewart, K.J., Veves, A. (Eds.)
2009, XIV, 322 p. 2 illus. in color.
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Provides the scientific evidence for the importance of exercise and physical activity
Addresses practical issues that are essential in order to safely engage diabetic patients in exercise-related research protocols and clinical programs
Additional key issues concerning diabetes and exercise including the difficult problem of conditions and comorbities that may interfere with exercise
Examines Type-1 diabetes and exercise and the growing problem of Type-2 diabetes in youth and the role of exercise
Diabetes is a major public health problem in the United States. This collection, Diabetes and Exercise, discusses the extent of the problem of diabetes and sedentary lifestyle and presents a compelling rationale for the importance of increased physical activity and exercise in persons with diabetes. The concept of exercise as medicine has a strong but underappreciated scientific basis for the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Diabetes and Exercise, compiled by a team of experts in the field, focuses on both the physiological and practical aspects of the beneficial effects of exercise. This thorough collaboration provides the why's and how's to implementing the physical activity and exercise changes so important in diabetes prevention and disease management.