Diabetes Prevention and Management

Diabetes Prevention and Management

On Monday, our team at OurSeniors.net wrote a blog about the risk of diabetes in seniors. Today, as promised, we would like to explore the different ways our readers can prevent or manage diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body converts food into energy. People who suffer from diabetes either do not produce enough insulin or create too much insulin. This unstable production of insulin does not allow the body to use sugar carried in the blood for energy properly. Though there is no cure for diabetes, there are ways control and prevent the disease. Here are a few ways to manage/prevent diabetes Know your ABC’s Average blood glucose level in the past three months Blood Pressure Cholesterol numbers Stop smoking Healthy meal plans Whole grains Fruits Vegetables Lean Meats Low-fat dairy Fish Skinless poultry Be physically active daily Walk 10,000 steps Swim Dance Lightly jog Aside from all the tips above, seniors who have already been...
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