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Introduction: Since 1999, the Burlington YMCA has offered a free aerobics class to members of the community with diabetes. Additionally, the class regularly monitors participants’ health status. These data support the well-established benefit of exercise in diabetes. Medical Monitoring •hemoglobin A1C •blood pressure •resting pulse rate (before and after each twelve week session) About the Program •Began in 1999 •Free •Physician’s referral required •2h aerobics, twice per week: 1h land + 1h water


Pam Farnham, ADN, RN, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Kevin Hatin, Greater Burlington YMCA


Greater Burlington YMCA


Diabetes, Physical Activity

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