November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and we’d like to take the time to recognize those living with the disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and the type typically found in adults. Once diagnosed, there are many steps in order to adjust to living a life with diabetes. These steps include carefully choosing what, how much and when to eat, getting active, and losing weight to lower your blood sugar.
Yesterday was also National Healthy Lunch Day, which reminds individuals to make healthy choices at lunchtime in hopes it will encourage small improvements in your lifestyle. A nutritious diet is key to living a healthy lifestyle and controlling your diabetes. Additionally, when you have diabetes, being overweight or obese increases your risk for complications. Losing just a few pounds through exercise and eating well can help with your diabetes control and can reduce your risk for other health problems. Losing weight in a healthy way and keeping the weight off are two of the best things you can do to control and conquer your diabetes.
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A procedure is a big decision, likely to be made after a long tenure of healthy choices and improvements have been made to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to remember that the first steps to a healthy lifestyle start with education and small changes. You can visit the American Diabetes Association website for more information on detection and treatment of the disease.