Diabetes — Prevention, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
November Health Focus: Week 3
If people in your family have diabetes, you are probably concerned about developing the disease yourself. You can’t prevent type 1 diabetes. However, type 2 diabetes is linked to being overweight and inactive, and a family history of diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes often develops gradually over many years. Some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes can include increased thirst, urination, unexplained weight loss, and blurred vision.
It is recommended that physicians regularly screen all patients over the age of 45.
Diabetes is very treatable. The goals of treating diabetes are to keep your blood sugar under control to prevent additional health problems in the future.
Diet and exercise are the cornerstones for managing and reversing type 2 diabetes. Learn the various components of exercise that will help keep you healthy, and how to approach challenges — both physical and mental that get in the way of making progress to your physical activity goals.
Plan some physical activity with your family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday period.
Switch up your Thanksgiving leftovers with some lighter recipes!