November is American Diabetes MonthDiabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 11 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 29 million people. And another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
If you are overweight, have high blood pressure, or are age 45 or older, you are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that making healthy changes can greatly lower your risk.
Know your ABCs and keep track with this record:
A - the A1C test
B - Blood pressure
C - Cholesterol
s - Stop Smoking
To help prevent type 2 diabetes:
- Watch your weight
- Eat healthy
- Get more physical activity
- For more information