Walking in a group

For diabetic patients, walking a in group produced benefits over and above counseling:

… in subjects who attended at least 50% of scheduled walking sessions, changes in A1C and fasting glucose were greater than in control subjects.

Discontinuation or reduction of antidiabetic drugs occurred in 33% of these patients versus 5% of control subjects.

Think you don’t have diabetes?  Check! – remember, 1/2 of diabetics don’t even know they have the disease, and overweight/obesity makes it much more likely.

Can you get together with a friend or group of friends to walk?

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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