The fight against diabetes starts with awareness

The fight against diabetes starts with awareness

More than 100 million Americans have a high risk of developing diabetes or already have been diagnosed with the condition. Due to such a high number of the population being exposed to the early development of the disease, you may already know someone that has it or you may have received the diagnosis yourself. There are various things that you may not have known about the condition itself. Did you know that you can have diabetes or even prediabetes and not know it? Increasing awareness is of growing importance because diabetes when uncontrolled can affect different aspects of your health. You may not have known that diabetes can affect your dental and skin health. Your digestive health is also at stake because the condition can damage the nerves that control how food moves throughout your intestines. You may also be at significant risk for a stroke, high cholesterol, or heart disease because of the condition and if you weren't already aware, high...
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These are the best diet options for people with type 2 diabetes

These are the best diet options for people with type 2 diabetes

Losing weight and trying to maintain your blood sugar under control can seem unattainable. Though the journey is far from comfortable with a little grit and a positive attitude, you can achieve your weight loss goals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you do not have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight. By practicing moderation and eating the correct amounts at the right time will keep your blood sugar in its target range and help you drop pounds. A good rule of thumb is to try and fill our plate up with tons of greens and vegetables as well as lean protein, healthy fats, nuts and seeds, whole grains, small amounts of dairy, and some fruits for dessert. There are plenty of programs available to help support you and keep you on track while you are on your journey. Here are a few programs to help guide you: The DASH Diet Mark Bittman's VB6 Diet The...
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