Put On Your Cape and Take Stand Against Diabetes

Posted on November 3rd, 2017


Diabetes has several forms:  Type 1 & Type 2. What’s the big difference? According to the ADA, Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. The body doesn’t produce insulin which regulates the sugar in your body. In Type 2, your body produces insulin but doesn’t use it properly resulting in insulin resistance. At this time, type 1 cannot be prevented. It’s recommended for individuals diagnosed with diabetes to work closely with your healthcare team to determine which insulin(s) are best for you.



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But that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to prevent Type 2 or manage type 1 and 2 diabetes. Nearly 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Depending on your age, weight, and other factors, you may be at risk. The good news is that making healthy changes can greatly lower your risk and help manage diabetes. Always consult with your doctor first before starting any healthcare regimen.

Watch your weight

It’s easy to make excuses, that’s why you need to have a plan for how you are going to lose weight and options when you don’t follow the plan. Click here for a weight loss guide.

Eat healthy

Low-fat doesn’t have to be low on flavor. So try to cook in these ways: roast, broil, grill, steam or bake — instead of deep-frying or pan-frying. Try this Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe.

Get more physical activity

Get at least 2.5 hours (150 minutes) of light aerobic activity every week. This could be as simple as going for a brisk 30-minute walk 5 days per week. Even 10 minutes at a time adds up. Small steps can lead to big changes.

  • Work? Take a walk during lunch breaks.
  • Don’t want/can’t walk in the neighborhood? Find a local gym.
  • Can’t afford the gym or don’t feel like walking in the neighborhood/on lunch break? Walk in place at home. Sounds silly, but it’s effective.


Whether you are diagnosed with diabetes or not, following these lifestyle tips can ensure optimal health for your well-being.


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