November 27, 2013 4:15 am
1. Get Active: Introducing exercise into your daily regimen is an important step– especially if you are at risk of, or suffering from diabetes. From dancing to your favorite tunes to taking a walk around your neighborhood – any activity can help! Getting active will help you to burn calories and lower your blood sugar… and it is even likely to lift your mood!
2. Watch Your Sugar Intake: We all love sugary sweets but over-consumption can put you at risk for obesity and diabetes. If you are already diabetic, cutting your sugar intake is one of the key elements in controlling diabetes. You can still enjoy sweet treats by using a zero-calorie sweetener in place of sugar.
3. Listen to Your Doctor and Medical Team: Your doctor and medical team know your specific medical history and personal needs – he or she should be your biggest resource if you are worried about your health. Listen to your doctor's advice and if you have questions pertaining to your diagnosis or medications – ask them, they are the experts!
4. Eat More Fiber: Fiber helps to slow down digestion and the absorption of sugar into the blood stream so it's important that your diet is full of fiber.
5. Start Today: Are you worried that you might be at risk for diabetes? Don't wait until you are diagnosed; start making positive changes now. Simple exercises and cutting sugars from your diet can make a big difference!
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