This is an article (video presentation actually) presented by Dr. Millie Machu endocrinologist at SHARP Rees Stealy medical group.
She talks about type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of diabetes.
Before getting right into the 5 tips it’s good to learn about some important facts and risk factors about diabetes.
Important Facts about type 2 Diabetes
- It’s a condition where your blood sugars are too high
- It can cause other health problems.
- Your body doesn’t make or use insulin properly (over time your blood sugars get too high).
- You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age.
- In most cases it is preventable.
Type 2 diabetes is becoming more and more common even amongst children today, at least one out of three people will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.
With some small adjustments in our lifestyle, you could avoid becoming one of those statistics.
If you’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, your doctor will prescribe a simple blood test called the A1C test. The AC1 test measures your average glucose levels or blood sugar levels over the past two to three months.
Some Risk Factors for type 2 Diabetes
Some risk factors are:
- being overweight
- having a family history of diabetes
- having diabetes while pregnant (which is called gestational diabetes)
How Serious is Type Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease and if left unmanaged can cause several serious health issues such as:
- skin problems
- eye problems (and sometimes blindness)
- nerve damage that can result in numbness and tingling most often in the legs and feet
The 5 Tips
The good news is with proper management, a person with type 2 diabetes can minimize these risks of developing these complications.
#1. Educate yourself on the topic
There are many resources, both online and offline.
FREE Report: "Discover 11 Super Herbs & Spices the Pharmaceutical Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know"
#2. Know your ABCs
Which stands for:
- A stands for hemoglobin A1C or blood sugar level
- B stands for blood pressure
- C stands for cholesterol
#3. Eat a healthy diet
Your diet should be low in saturated fat, low in trans fat, low in sugar, and low in salt. Make fruits and vegetables a regular habit and skip the sugary drinks.
#4. Exercise daily
Get moving with at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.
#5. Consult your physician if needed
This information came from YouTube (Sharp HealthCare).
You can watch the entire presentation below.
Hopefully, you’ve found this information useful. If so, please share it with your friends and family on social media… it helps me keep serving you here at DiabetesPress.Com.
If you found this information useful please share it with your friends and family on social media. I would really appreciate it and it will help me to keep serving you.