Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

About 24 million Americans have type 2 diabetes and even more are at risk of developing it — upwards of 79 million Americans! Insulin is needed to allow blood sugar to enter the tissues of the body where it can be stored or used for energy. The problem in type 2 diabetes is that the main tissues that use blood sugar (muscles) or store it (fat cells) are not very sensitive to the insulin present in the blood, resulting in ...

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Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes – One Page Fact Sheet

Did you know that aerobic activity, strength training, and stretching all have unique benefits? One of the greatest benefits of exercise is that it can help prevent diabetes or it can help you manage diabetes if you have it.

View our one-page fact sheet, “Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes”, contributed to Athletes and the Arts and created by Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Diabetes Care and Education (DCE).

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Jon Batiste interview for Athletes and the Arts

Famed jazz musician Jon Batiste talks about his personal involvement with Athletes and the Arts, a multi-organizational initiative to improve the healthcare of performing artists. Batiste talks about medical issues facing musicians and his efforts to stay healthy so he can perform better.

Watch the video interview by Steven Karageanes

After you watch the interview:
Read and watch more about our Artist in Residence, Jon Batiste.

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More Than Just Marching Band

Every summer, hundreds, ages 15–21, join to compete in a unique activity that combines musical, mental, and physical skill, in an activity that usually isn’t considered a sport—drum corps.

For those who have marched in a corps or are veteran fans of the activity, trying to explain exactly what drum corps is isn’t an easy task. For those who are unfamiliar with the competition, it’s best described as professional marching band.

From May to August each year, band and color guard members ...

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