Be Prepared for National Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States. Obesity is a major factor in the onset of Type 2 diabetes. With many people having unhealthy eating habits and a lack of exercise, diagnosed cases will continue to grow. The great news is that this trend is reversible. It all comes down to committing to a healthy lifestyle.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, when a targeted campaign will deliver information about diabetes prevention as well as ways in which to manage diabetes if you live with it currently.
Start With Your Circle
Making positive changes to manage diabetes is not a one-day event. It’s about making a series of changes to your lifestyle and habits that require a lifetime commitment. You can’t do it alone either- and you don’t have to. There is support all around you.
Join a support group in your community to connect with others who are going through the same thing you are. Invite your spouse to cook and eat healthy meals with you (you can even seek out healthy recipes together).
Make sure to have good medical support and always write down any questions you have before your visits so that you get the most out of your medical appointments.
Everyday Management Tips
Knowledge is power, which is why you need to know as much as you can about food and healthy eating choices. You need to commit to a balanced diet; which includes leafy greens, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates.
You also need to commit to checking your blood sugar often. If you let it go too low or too high, you are putting yourself in a dangerous position. Make exercise part of your daily routine, even if it is just a walk around the block. Every little bit counts.
Unfortunately, when you have diabetes, your risk for a host of health complications increases.
Diabetes affects your cardiovascular system, in particular, so reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by doing a few things. Don’t smoke and limit alcohol intake.
Engage in at least 30 minutes of cardio-based activity a day. Eat a diet low in salt and avoid processed foods. Monitor your blood pressure.
World Diabetes Day- November 14
Raise awareness all month long, but check your calendars for November 14, when the entire world will be talking about diabetes management and prevention. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 5 million people die annually from this disease. Healthy eating and exercise can change that.
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