You have diabetes and want to exercise. It is possible, says Dr. Stephen G. Rosen, Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism at Pennsylvania Hospital. Diabetes affects 20.8 million people in the, about 7% of the population, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Staying active is a great way to prevent and control diabetes. Dr. Rosen, an expert on metabolic diseases a Philadelphia physician on fore of new research and therapies for the treatment and management of diabetes, recommends the following exercise tips for those living with diabetes:

-- Wear well-fitted shoes

-- Dress in light clothing

--- Exercise after meals, if possible, to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia

-- Warm-up (stretch) prior to exercise

-- Remember to drink regularly during exercise

-- Take soft candy

-- Build exercise tolerance

-- Do not perform intense exercise without discussion with your personal physician

"Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle," says Dr. Rosen. "Following these tips and consulting your person physician will ensure that you manage your diabetes and remain physically fit and otherwise healthy."

Dr. Rosen has performed key diabetes research that has been published in leading journals including Diabetes and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. He has also been a spokesperson and diabetes research advocate, serving as President of the Eastern Region of the American Diabetes Association from 2001 to 2002, which awarded him the Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service.

About Pennsylvania Hospital

Pennsylvania Hospital the nation's first was founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond. Today, the 515-bed acute care facility offers a full-range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical services and is a major teaching and clinical research institution. With a national reputation in areas such as orthopaedics, cardiac care, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology (ENT) and urology as well as obstetrics, high-risk maternal and fetal services, neonatology, and behavioral health, the campus also includes specialty treatment centers such as the Joan Karnell Cancer Center, the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery and the PENN Neurological Institute. The hospital has over 25, 000 admissions each year, including over 5,200 births. Pennsylvania Hospital is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is located in the historic Society Hill district of Philadelphia.

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3600 Market St., Ste 240
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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