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Diabetic Athlete's Handbook Paperback – October 31, 2008
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“The Diabetic Athlete's Handbook illustrates in clear, straightforward terms just how to train for even the most strenuous sports: mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, and much more."
Publisher and Editor in Chief
Diabetes Health magazine
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Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Diabetes Health magazine
More About the Author
Her favorite pastime (besides being physically active) is sharing information to help people live not just longer, but especially healthier lives, and she practices what she preaches as she has been exercising and living well with type 1 diabetes for over 47 years. Find more useful advice about being active and staying well with any type of diabetes (or preventing it) on her new web site at www.diabetesmotion.com.
Top Customer Reviews
This is an excellent book for all diabetics. I found it especially useful because I am a type 1 (juvenile) diabetic and for years have been trying to regulate my blood sugars during and after exercise while using the pump. It also helped me with trying to figure out which exercises are best for me (weight lifting, aerobics, and more. The book also gives examples of young, old people with diabetes and how they handle their blood sugars while exercising.
This has the best explanations I have read about the interactions of the pancreas, liver, blood insulin levels, glycogen stores, and glucose levels at different levels of intensity (aerobic, anaerobic) and the non-linear relationships. It was enlightening to understand why activities done less often cause a greater drop in blood sugar (the better sport specific shape you are in, the more you can use other energy stores than blood glucose). It doesn't solve all the mysteries, but it makes intense exercise much more workable with diabetes.
So of course the first thing i did when I got the Athletes Handbook was to jump to the sections dealing with those issues, and I was ecstatic to see how much those sections had improved. She provides a more comprehensive (and up to date) discussion about supplements, and much more information about managing both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia for athletes who train/compete in activities with more erratic demands on the different energy systems. I was especially happy to see that several of the athletes profiles in her book this time were directly relevant to my sport (Judo). She also took the opportunity to update her discussion on the gadgets that run our lives, and has up to date info on meters, pumps, and newer meds. As a bonus, she has added sections on the mental aspects of training, and on managing injuries as a diabetic.
Bottom line. If you are an active diabetic, run, bike or swim to your nearest bookstore and get this book.
This book also reinforces the message that my son can play any sport with his diabetes!
Thanks Ms. Colberg!
Jay Handy, Founder, Diabetes Sports and Wellness Foundation
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really presents the cause and dynamics of diabetes. Inspiring how athletes work to control/reduce diabetic effects.Published 10 days ago by JudyCacco
Very informative for someone learning to understand the relationship between exercise and diabetes for healthy living.Published 6 months ago by jodi
Great for athletes with diabetes, athletic trainers, and doctors, etc taking care of them. They can participate in everything if prepared. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Stephen Evans
A useful referral book for type 1 diabetics involved in anything physically demanding.Published 15 months ago by W J Maxwell