The Floyd Memorial Joslin Diabetes Affiliate Sponsors the Making Strides Walking Club

January 10, 2012

The Floyd Memorial Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate invites the public to join its “Making Strides Walking Club” on the first and third Thursday of each month.  The next gathering will be Thursday, January 19 at 10 am at the Green Tree Mall Center Court. 

A diabetes educator will lead the group in a short diabetes-related discussion and test participants’ blood sugar, prior to the walk.  Diet and exercise are essential, especially for diabetes patients.  Exercise helps regulate blood sugar, aids in control of the metabolism and reduces risk factors such as arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.  Special precautions for exercise are recommended for those with diabetes. This walking club can serve as a guide to a healthier lifestyle with fewer complications from diabetes.