- 6:45am. Awoke. Realizing that I might have left my pedometer in K’s living room. Maybe when he awakes we can meet for a AM morning walk – and he can bring me my pedometer. Feel lost without it.
- Checked Touro email. Nothing outstanding.
- Article – Diabetic Skin Conditions – http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/everyday-life/diabetic-skin-conditions
- Article – Type 2 Diabetes Weight Loss Basics – http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/exercise/type-2-diabetes-weight-loss-basics
- Article – Type 2 Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis – http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/type-2-diabetes/type-2-diabetes-causes-symptoms-diagnosis
Type 2 Diabetes: Why the Fuss About Alcohol?
Your liver plays a role in balancing your blood sugar-to-insulin ratio when you’re not eating or drinking. Dr. Ruxin explains, “Alcohol slows down your liver’s ability to produce sugar during the fasting state or overnight, which is when our sugar levels drop to the lowest [level.]”
Honick adds that if you drink alcohol before you’ve eaten, your blood glucose level will start dropping, and that’s a problem. “The liver will be unable to release the necessary glucose into the bloodstream to correct it because it has to focus on clearing out the alcohol first.”
So, before having that drink, Honick suggests that you prepare for it. Have a balanced meal or a snack that has protein, carbohydrate, and fats in it beforehand. You need the food to provide sugar to your body, counteracting the alcohol’s effects.
- @2:13 pm. Returned from a 1.5 mile walk, lunch & errands w/K. Productive 1/2 day. Pedometer = 4401 steps / 1.60 miles.
- @3:49 pm. Back from mailing books & El Cerrito errands. Tired. Drinking some water. Pedometer = 5249 steps / 1.91 miles. Need 50 minutes on the treadmill to get to 10,000 steps. Fingers crossed.
Article: Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly, Even with Exercise. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/20150119/too-much-sitting-can-be-deadly—-even-if-you-exercise-review-finds
Biswas and his colleagues offered additional tips to reduce sedentary time, including:
- Taking a one- to three-minute break every half-hour during the day to stand (which burns twice as many calories as sitting) or walk around,
- Standing or exercising while watching TV,
- Gradually reducing daily sitting time by 15 to 20 minutes per day, aiming for two to three fewer sedentary hours over a 12-hour day.