Sport & Diabetes

Here you will find all the articles on this site that deal with the important topic of sport in diabetes and what are the best exercises for diabetics.

This is the second part of chapter 5 of my book “DIABETES. A world of possibilities”, which I’m publishing here for free. You can access all the chapters published until now here. …For example, I found that when I ate half an apple before exercise (always depending on how high the sugar was before the activity), my blood sugar afterwards was high. I tested something different: instead of an apple, I ate half a slice of bread or half a cracker with peanut butter without sugar and a bit of cheese, and afterwards, glucose was fine. Glucose also varies if I go to run or if I exercise at home with a cross-trainer (stationary bike type machine but where you stand, you move the arms, legs and the entire body) And sometimes, doing exactly the same activity and eating the same as other days when glucose was fine, blood glucose was […]

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This is the first part of chapter 5 of my book “DIABETES. A world of possibilities”, which I’m publishing here for free. You can access all the chapters published until now here. If you have read other books, or online articles, on how to treat diabetes, you have probably seen that in most of them, if not all, exercise or sport plays a major role. In fact, exercise is one of the three pillars recommended to manage diabetes; the other two being diet and insulin or medication, accordingly. Although traditional allopathic medicine generally considers the drugs as the main pillar, most naturopathic medicine puts more weight on diet and exercise. Some of you might think now: “oh no, more of the same!” Yes, more of the same. If exercise is something recommended in virtually all types of diabetes treatments, from allopathic to naturists, vegan diets, low-carb diets, Paleo diets, etc. and […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2013

20th June marked 15 years since I was hospitalized and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. On the one hand, it seems like yesterday. On the other hand, it seems long ago, as if it had happened to another person. It seems as if the young person I was (23 years old) when I made my debut was quite different from the person that I am today. And indeed, I’m quite different. I want to take this opportunity to do a little summary of the past 15 years and give you an update about my diabetes, what I’m doing, and the results I’m getting. From young, insecure man to parent and author I have several theories as to what caused my diabetes. Although I’m not one hundred percent sure which one was the trigger, I have an intuition that makes me believe quite securely in one or two of these hypotheses […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2012

As you already probably know, exercise is one of the 3 main pillars to control and treat diabetes (the other two being the diet and insulin or other meds, depending on each case). While physicians generally consider insulin/meds as the most important pillar, alternative approaches to deal with diabetes stress the right diet and regular exercise. It always shocks me to hear people say, after years of having been diagnosed with diabetes, that they do not exercise regularly because no one ever explained to them how important this is to manage blood sugar levels and health in general. My explanation is that either doctors trust in drugs too much and recommend them too often or these people with diabetes didn’t want to hear the part about the importance of exercise when their doctor explained it to them. But that much is clear: Exercise is so important for diabetics, that docs should ask […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Today I’ll touch on something that everyone knows should do, but few put into practice: exercise. In particular, this time I write for type 2 diabetics, who are increasingly suffering the consequences of this disease, knowing that the cure for diabetes is in their hands, or rather, in their mouths and their legs. Anyone who has doubts about the judgments of “incurable” and “life-long disease” offered by insensitive doctors when they tell us that we have diabetes, may have noticed that type 2 diabetes cure is possible. And the two pillars to sustain the cure naturally are starting a healthy diet (to cure the disease, instead of keeping it) and physical exercise / sport. It is crystal clear: allopathic doctors are telling us, natural therapists recommend it to us, and any blog or website related to diabetes also suggests it. For a diabetic, exercising or practicing sports should be as […]

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