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Diabetes & Exercise: What Every Fitness Professional Should Know

by: Matthew J. Aguilera and Len Kravitz, PhD

Exercise is a safeguard against the disease, especially type 2.

Diabetes affects nearly one-tenth of the U.S. popula- tion—a widening epidemic with more than 5,000 new cases per day and an economic cost of $245 billion per year (ADA 2013).

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 11, Issue 9

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About the Authors

Matthew J. Aguilera

Matthew J. Aguilera IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len was also honored as the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise.