‘Biggest Loser’ Trainer Bob Harper Urges Diabetics To Control Their Blood Sugar

Filed under: Celebrity — @ June 12, 2006

Sometimes it takes a celebrity fitness expert like Bob Harper to wake people up to a problem.

Harper, who is one of the two fitness trainers featured on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” has teamed up with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) to promote the 6.5 Steps Toward Better Blood Sugar Control.

Those steps include:

1. Be honest with yourself. Diabetes can be tough, but it doesn’t have to control you.

2. Think about your reasons for living a healthier life and feeling better. Always keep them in mind.

3. Team up with your doctor or other healthcare professional to make a plan. This plan may include taking one or more medicines. You are in this together with the same goals.

4. Make healthy eating and regular physical activity part of your life.

5. Check your blood sugar as often as your doctor tells you and know your A1C number. A1C is your average blood sugar level for the past 2 to 3 months.

6. No quitting. Not today. Not tomorrow. Never give up!

6.5. The HALF STEP – Getting started is HALF the battle!!!

I appreciate Harper getting involved in this issue, but I believe he and others are ignoring the very clear benefits of the low-carb lifestyle for Type 2 diabetics.

Nevertheless, this is an excellent beginning point for people who are diabetic or even suffer from being overweight or obese.

bq. These recommendations are a great place for many people with Type 2 diabetes to begin taking their disease seriously. Other than #5, this same gameplan can work for people who are overweight or obese as well! :D My only concern with the plan as it is outlined is the fact that it leaves the “healthy eating” definition up to the individual rather than explaining the various nutritional approaches which have been found to improve diabetic symptoms.

Read more about this program promoted by Harper to take on diabetes by clicking here. There’s also a special sweepstakes prize contest where someone could win a free one-on-one counseling session with Harper as well as a one-year gym membership. Check it out!

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