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Back in the spring, we brought you news of the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure and its Red Riders, participants with diabetes who wear red jerseys. The ADA also sponsors a series of walks called “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.” These noncompetitive events let you choose how far and how quickly to walk, with at least one walking event scheduled for each US state. Those who have diabetes will be given red t-shirts, hence the name Red Strider. Walking is a popular and effective form of exercise that can help improve diabetes self-management.

While most of the events will take place in the fall, those who register may wish to do so early, so as to leave time for fund-raising and other preparations. If you are unable to walk in the event, you can still donate and volunteer. To find out more, or to register for the walk closest to you, you can visit the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes homepage.

This blog entry was written by Web Intern Helen Zhu.

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  1. For those of us who can’t walk for health reasons it is really discouraging to read all the articles about getting out and walking. I wish I could walk but I don’t read any helps for persons like me.

    Posted by Ferne |
  2. Hi Ferne,

    I’m so sorry to hear that, but please don’t feel discouraged. We often like to feature events, activities, and news in the diabetes community. While each may not be useful for everyone, we do hope that you will find something which may be of help. Here are a couple of blog entries from our exercise archive (http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/Exercise/) which feature alternative activities to walking:

    David Spero’s seated Qi Gong:
    http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/Blog/David-Spero/qi_gong_diabetes_and_me/

    Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer’s pool time
    http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/Blog/Gabrielle-Kaplan-Mayer/pool-time-with-the-pump/

    Thanks for reading DiabetesSelfManagement.com and we wish you all the best!
    Helen

    Posted by Helen Zhu |
  3. Thank you for the websites.

    Posted by Ferne |

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