La Quinta, California (PressExposure) October 23, 2009 -- Individuals, family and friends are participating by helping raise funds for the Americans with diabetes.
"Diabetes Walkathon is for any individual or group of individuals who wants to enjoy a great day of walking ," said Cathy Rogers, marketing Officer of Cartersinclair Org. Together we can help find a cure for this deadly disease which affects so many people and have fun doing it. Exercise is an important part of any diabetes treatment plan. To avoid potential problems, check your blood sugar before, during and after exercise. Diabetes and exercise go hand in hand, at least when it comes to managing your diabetes.
Exercise can help you improve your blood sugar control, as well as boost your overall fitness and reduce your risk of heart disease and nerve damage. But diabetes and exercise pose unique challenges, too. Remember to track your blood sugar before, during and after exercise. Your records will reveal how your body responds to exercise and help you prevent potentially dangerous blood sugar fluctuations. Before jumping into a fitness program, get your doctor's OK to exercise "especially if you've been inactive. Discuss with your doctor which activities you're contemplating and the best time to exercise, as well as the potential impact of medications on your blood sugar as you become more active." she said.
For more information or to register for the July Carter Sinclair Walkathon, please visit [http://www.cartersinclair.org]