Dr. Mestman shares beneficial lifestyle changes for diabetic women.
Diabetic people should make the changes as soon as the diagnosis of diabetes type 2 is made. The most important one is regular exercises, and the exercise doesn’t mean anything very complicated. Just walking at a regular pace, 30 to 45 minutes a day, at least 6 days a week, is the best way to improve diabetes control and to prevent the development of diabetes in people that are susceptible to the disease.
The other very important factor to consider is changing their lifestyle with diet. Patient should eat less, avoid fat, avoid cholesterol and try to lose weight. Losing 10 to 15 pounds of weight is enough to improve the action of insulin on the peripheral tissues.
About Dr.Mestman, M.D.:
Dr. Jorge Mestman attended the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina and received his medical degree in 1955. He then came to Los Angeles to perform his internship and residency training at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan. Dr. Mestman completed his fellowship training in endocrinology and metabolism at USC. In addition to authoring over a hundred journal articles and book chapters on diabetes and thyroid disease, Dr. Mestman is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the 2002 Norbert Frienkel Lecture Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Diabetes and Pregnancy by the American Diabetes Association. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and the Director of the USC Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases.
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