The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Integrating exercise into diabetes care safely

    Exercise is an important part of diabetes treatment, but when insulin is involved — even in a person with type 2 diabetes — precautions should be taken.

    Nurse Theresa Pearson from Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota has recommendations for diabetics who are taking insulin.

    To help reduce the risk of low blood sugar levels, consider the following.

    • Don’t exercise when insulin is peaking.
    • Avoid injecting into the arms or legs — the abdomen ensures more even absorption of insulin.
    • If exercising late in the day, have a snack before bedtime to avoid a delayed hypoglycemic reaction during the night.
    • Fluids should be replenished during exercise, especially when exercise lasts for more than an hour and there is significant perspiration.

    The bottom line?
    It’s a short article. Read the whole thing.

    4/8/08 21:29 JR

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