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Wouldn’t You Like to Know

Bushman, Barbara Ph.D., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3182335360
DEPARTMENTS: Wouldn’t You Like to Know

My husband (36 years old) was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. How is this different from type 2 diabetes? Is this diagnosis typical for someone of his age? Does he need to go on a special restricted diet? We exercise together and wonder what he should include in his workouts? This diagnosis have been rather overwhelming for us as a couple but we want to develop a plan to manage his disease and optimize his health.

Barbara Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM is a professor at Missouri State University. She holds four ACSM certifications: Program Director, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Health Fitness Specialist, and Personal Trainer. Dr. Bushman has authored papers related to menopause, factors influencing exercise participation, and deep water run training; she authored ACSM’s Action Plan for Menopause (Human Kinetics, 2005), edited ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health (Human Kinetics, 2011) and promotes health/fitness at http://www.Facebook.com /FitnessID.

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