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Is it safe for me to exercise if I have diabetes?
Helena Rodbard, MD, FACP, MACE
Endocrine Metabolic Consultants, Rockville, MD

Date Added: 07/01/13

Exercise levels will depend on someone's ability. It depends on how athletic the person is, whether they have any physical deficiencies that would prevent them of doing some exercises. But in general, exercise for people with diabetes is not only safe, but it's highly desirable. It actually helps to...
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Helena W. Rodbard, MD, FACP, MACE, is Past-President of the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), and Past-President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). She is Co-Chairperson of the Committee that developed the 2009 AACE Diabetes Algorithms, and previously served as the Chairperson of the Task Force that developed the AACE Guidelines for management of patients with diabetes. She also has served as the Chair of the Publications Committee for AACE. Dr. Rodbard is a Master of theAmericanCollegeof Endocrinology (MACE) and a Fellow of theAmericanCollegeof Physicians (FACP). She completed fellowships at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and in the Diabetes Branch of the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH. She has conducted research involving both basic and clinical aspects of diabetes and other endocrine disorders and currently leads an active program of clinical investigation. Dr. Rodbard has served on the faculties of Georgetown University Medical School and George Washington University Medical Center. She has served as a member of the Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Rodbard has lectured extensively regarding diabetes and other endocrine disorders, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Rodbard is engaged in a very active, well established and highly respected private practice of endocrinology with a focus on diabetes and metabolic disorders. She has been consistently listed inBest Doctors in America and Best Doctors in Washington, DC.
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