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By Casey Cortney
Licensed Physical Therapist 

Physical Therapy Today: Beat Type 2 diabetes with physical therapy

 


November is American Diabetes month. Although you may not think “physical therapy” if you have diabetes, the American Physical Therapy Association has stated that a safe, individualized exercise program may be the key in preventing type 2 diabetes for those at high risk for the disease.

Nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. 

The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion. The cost of caring for someone with diabetes is $1 out of every $5 in total healthcare costs....



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