Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes and it's many potential complications?
Know the risk factors: physical inactivity, poor food choices, being over weight (bmi > 25), family history of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal lipid levels, smoking and alcohol consumption.
Take control of your health with some TLC!
(therapeutic life style changes)
It has been demonstrated that there are life style choices that reduce the risk of diabetes and its many potential complications:
Increased activity can help regulate blood sugar levels.
Eat fewer processed/refined and fast foods.
Eat at least 5 servings a day of vegetables/fruits.
Loose excess weight, just a 7% weight loss makes a big difference.
You can make a difference in your health!
Be familiar with the signs and symptoms of diabetes:
Excessive thirst Increased hunger
Excessive urination Fatigue
Weight loss Blurred vision
Sores that don't heal
Diabetes Support Group
meeting, third Wednesday of every month, 2:30 - 4:00
Peer support for those who have diabetes, their families and supporters.
Share your experiences and learn from others.
One on one education by appointment.
Every day there are approx 230 amputations secondary to diabetes :(
to link to American Diabetes Association for a wealth of information.