Diabetes is a disease that has been around, anyone with diabetes knows that it’s a disease that’s ongoing and needs to stay under control. What exactly is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that causes your body to have high blood sugar levels. There are three types of diabetes but the types I’ll focus on are, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 causes your body to not produce insulin; type 2 doesn’t produce enough insulin for proper function. Type 2 diabetes is the most common. It’s pretty important to keep diabetes under control. If you’re enrolled with Personal HealthConnect we can help you keep your diabetes under control. (1)
If you have diabetes, how can you keep it under control? Living a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy, get moving, get your testing done and take your medicines. Keep up the appointments with doctors.
If you don’t have diabetes, how can you prevent it? Although diabetes can’t always be prevented, the most common reason for diabetes is obesity. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of ever getting diabetes. (2)
If you have any questions about diabetes contact your family physician.
Be alert about diabetes, and take control of your health before it takes control of you.