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Diagnosed with diabetes, now what?

Yes, diabetes is serious, but it is a disease you can control. Here’re what you need to do:

  1. Ignore the horror stories: Amputations, serious complications? Yes, these may happen, but we are equipped with so much knowledge todaythat prevention control is just a matter of choice. Get your information from only reliable and proven sources.

  2. Walk a little more: Walking is an easy way to boost overall health and lower blood sugar. A simplefitness routine may reduce or even eliminate the need for glucose-lowering diabetes medications.

  3. Get your pressure and cholesterol numbers: While measuring your blood sugar levels is important, having diabetes also doubles your risk of heart disease andstroke, making it imperative for you to monitor for these conditions.

  4. Make dietary changes:Take this one step at a time. For example, fill half of your plate with nonstarchy, fresh veggies with high fibre at every meal. Or, start by skipping all full-fat milk products, ortry meal replacements. The smaller the step is, the easier it is to stick to it.

  5. Do daily foot checks: Diabetes-related nerve and blood vessel damage can lead to poor circulation and loss of sensation in your feet. This means you may not feel a blister or sore; you're also more likely to develop calluses or ulcers—all of which, if left untreated, could lead to infection.

  6. Ask for support: Don't be shy to let family and friends know how they can help!

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About The Author
Melvin experience in health and fitness includes being a personal trainer at a local YMCA and a branch of Fitness Together. He has worked with a wide range of people: from teen speed, agility and conditioning camps, to adults just beginning an exercise program..

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