American Diabetes Month
Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans—and that number grows every day. While Type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented, you can take steps to prevent Type 2 diabetes—the type that is most common.
- Eat healthy. Get plenty of fiber and whole grains, and understand how the foods you eat affect your blood glucose.
- Be more active. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, and try incorporating both aerobic exercise and resistance training.
- Lose extra weight, and keep it off. If you’re overweight or have obesity, weight control can be an important part of diabetes prevention.
One in three American adults are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, yet nearly 85% don’t know they have it. Take control now during American Diabetes Month, and see your doctor to get your blood sugar tested.