Did you know that November is American Diabetes Month? Did you know that 34.2 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes? Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The best way to combat the disease is through education and awareness of its causes and how it can be prevented.
There are ways that you can prevent the most common type of diabetes, Type 2 diabetes. Here are five simple steps that we can take to help prevent this rapidly growing disease:
- Be more active
- Get plenty of fiber in your diet
- Eat whole grains
- Lose extra weight
- Skip all of the fad diets and make healthier lifestyle choices
During the month of November, take time to bring attention to diabetes and take action! Together, we can conquer this disease.