Updated Federal Physical Activity Guidelines: Do They Apply to People with Diabetes?

In mid-November 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finally released new physical activity guidelines (as a 2nd edition) to update their previous set from a decade before. Various activity guidelines for adults with diabetes have been updated several times in the interim, including a 2010 position statement on exercising with type 2 diabetes published jointly by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association; a 2016 ADA position statement on exercise and physical activity for all types of diabetes ; and a consensus statement on being active with type 1 diabetes published in The Lancet in 2017  … In those three sets of recommendations specific to diabetes, it was clear that everyone with diabetes can benefit from being more regularly active … read more