Learn how to take action during American Diabetes Month!
It’s American Diabetes Month! When it comes to your health, it’s important to take preventative measures. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing epidemics with 29 million people diagnosed with the disease and another 86 million at risk for the disease. Take control over your health and ensure that you take the right precautions to prevent diabetes. Check out what you need to know about the disease so that you can stay healthy.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body is unable to metabolize sugars properly. Instead, your blood sugar is unbalanced, and your body is at risk for heart disease, nerve damage, blindness, and kidney failure.
Who is at risk for diabetes?
There are a variety of factors that put an individual at risk for diabetes. There are both environmental and genetic elements that play a role in your risk. Age, ethnicity, and family history all contribute to the genetic factors associated with your risk. Additionally, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, and obesity can also increase your risk.
How can I lower my risk for diabetes?
When it comes to lowering your risk for diabetes, it’s important to lead a healthy lifestyle. Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, protein, and whole grains. Additionally, ensure that you get enough exercise. Keep your cardiovascular health in check, keep your weight down, and you lower your risk for diabetes. You should also check in with your doctor annually so that you can monitor your health. That way you can take action sooner than later.
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