The Importance Of Walking. (cover story)

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      "I believe walking is so important that I call it my most important diabetes pill," explains Usman Ahmad, a diabetologist for over 30 years and chair of the Department of Medicine as well as director of the Diabetes Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-McKeesport. He was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in September 2002. "I was expecting it. Both my mother and my father have diabetes," he says. Ahmad, age 58, walks at least three miles a day three times a week. "Sometimes I do power walking on an inclined treadmill carrying a weight."