Welcome to WADE, The Washington Association of Diabetes Educators



Being active is not just about losing weight. It has many health benefits like lowering cholesterol, improving blood pressure, lowering stress and anxiety, and improving your mood. If you have diabetes, physical activity can also help keep your blood sugar levels closer to normal and help you keep your diabetes in control.

It can be difficult to find the time or the motivation to start an exercise program. Everyone’s physical abilities and schedules are different; choose the best ways to fit physical activity into your daily lifE whether it’s walking to work, doing chair exercises or working out at the gym.

The important thing to remember is to choose activities that you enjoy doing and to set goals that are realistic.

The information and links on this website are not a substitute for comprehensive education you will receive from diabetes educator.  Find an educator and program near you

 [PDF: What Can Physical Activity Do for Me?]

[WEBSITE: Diabetes basics physical activity for type 1 diabetes)

 [WEBSITE: Basic information about physical activity ]

[WEBSITE: Walking after Dinner More Effective than Pre-Dinner Exercise in Type 2’s]

[WEBSITE: numerous photos depicting various types of exercises]

[WEBSITE: What is physical activity?,  ]

[WEBSITE:Tips on Exercise & Physical Activity for Persons with Diabetes]


[WEBSITE: Yoga Can Stabilize Blood Sugar in Diabetes Patients ]

 [WEBSITE: studies suggesting that walking 10,000 steps a day is the right ball park to be in]

[WEBSITE: online activity tracker log]

[VIDEO: Practical Tips and Action Steps: Physical Activity]

[WEBSITE: Role of Low Energy Expenditure and Sitting]

[PDF: NIA Exercise and Physical Activity Book, 124 pages]

[VIDEO: Go4Life Exercises ]

[VIDEO:  Outdoor Exercise Routine for Arms ]

[WEBSITE: Physical Activity of Moderate Intensity and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes]

[VIDEO:  Advanced Core Strengthening Exercises (video]

[VIDEO: Balance Exercises]



Easy-to-understand diabetes self-care information




[PDF: EXERCISE AND DIABETES (9 page booklet)]





For Diabetes Educators

dLife Videos (topics on all AADE 7 from Healthy Eating to Reducing Risk)

[ BEING ACTIVE VIDEOS, Sample videos ready to use ]



 [WEBSITE: copier-ready patient education materials]