November 14 is World Diabetes Day?
In observance of this day, we decided to provide you all with a couple of facts about diabetes and what you can do to avoid this disease…
Did you know?
In 2013, there were around 347 million people living with diabetes around the world. That number is expected to jump to almost 600 million people by 2035.
Luckily, over 70% of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles, equivalent to up to 150 million cases by 2035.
Eating a healthy breakfast decreases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. A healthy diet containing leafy vegetables, fresh fruit, whole grains, lean meat, fish, and nuts can help reduce a person’s risk of Type 2 diabetes and avoid complications in people with diabetes.
As a tip, eat three servings of fruits and vegetables everyday and always choose water over unhealthy drinks such as soda, juice, and other drinks that contain an immense amount of sugar. By adopting a healthier lifestyle, you can greatly reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes.
Though people with Type 1 diabetes can survive through insulin pumps and injections, those with Type 2 diabetes can be maintained by following a healthy meal plan and a program of regular physical activity, losing excess weight and taking medications.
On this World Diabetes Day, take the pledge to lead a healthier lifestyle so that together we can drastically cut down the number of diabetes cases around the world.
For more information on World Diabetes Day, check out one of our Health and Wellness Speakers. For more information on diabetes prevention, check out CDC.gov.
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