Risk Factors for Diabetes:
The exact causes of Diabetes are
still unknown. However, heredity, obesity and lack of
exercise may play a role. Here are some general risk
1. Your siblings or parents have
2. You are more than 20% overweight.
3. You do not exercise.
4. You have had gestational diabetes or you have had
a baby over 9 lbs.
5. You have high blood pressure.
6. Your cholesterol level is not normal.
How to care for your Diabetes:
According to the American Diabetes
Association, people with Diabetes have the same
nutritional needs as everyone else. In addition to
prescribed medications, well-balanced meals may
help you keep your blood glucose level as normal as
Also, just like everyone else, exercise is an
important part of staying healthy. Exercising with
diabetes does require a few extra safety steps that
your health care professional can make
you aware of.
Nutritious meals, an exercise routine, and using
your NutriCounter along with the help of your
doctor may aid you in controlling your Diabetes.
Diabetes will never truly go away, but with proper
nutrition, exercise and prescribed medications, it
can be controlled.
For more information on specific exercise and eating
advice for diabetics, see the following web sites:
American Diabetes Association
Canadian Diabetes Association
Online Risk Test
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Written by: Renee Kennedy