November is American Diabetes Month! As one of the leading threats to health around the country, it’s important to take action. It’s important to raise awareness about the disease so that we all can live a healthy lifestyle. Check out what you need to know about diabetes and how you can help to take action against it.
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body is unable to process sugars in your body. There are two types of diabetes: type I and type II. While both type I and type II have an effect on how your body metabolizes sugar and insulin, they function differently. Over 30 million people have diabetes in the US, including children. Diabetes can be linked to a variety of other health issues such as kidney failure, heart disease, blindness, and nerve damage.
There are both genetic and environmental factors that can increase your risk for diabetes. Things like family history, obesity, high blood pressure, and age are all factors that can increase your risk for type II diabetes.
There’s no way to prevent diabetes entirely. However, there are certain actions that you can take to reduce your risk. Maintain a healthy weight by eating the right foods, low in sugar, and exercising regularly. When you’re more active, you’re more likely to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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