ANNOUNCER: Balance exercises can also help. Jonathan Cane, an exercise physiologist, explains two simple routines that can improve your stability.
JONATHAN CANE: The first exercise we're going to demonstrate is a front knee lift. Al's going to stand with his legs shoulder-width apart, extend the arms out to the side, and lift one leg, aiming to get his knee up and his thigh parallel to the ground. And he'll hold the position, working up to 15 seconds at a time.
The next position that we'll demonstrate starts in the same position, feet shoulder-width apart, arms extended out to the side. And this time it's a side leg lift, with the leg coming out, working up to 45 degrees out to the side, and once again holding for 15 seconds at a time.
ANNOUNCER: Diabetes doesn't have to knock you down. Balance exercises and controlling the disease can keep you on your feet.