tips for diabetes prevention
Millions of are at high risk for diabetes, a serious and costly disease that has reached epidemic proportions. The good news: diabetes can be prevented.
What is Diabetes?
Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar for our bodies to use as energy. The pancreas makes insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin as well as it should. This causes sugars to build up in your blood.
Anyone can develop diabetes. And for those at high risk – including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and older adults – prevention is the best medicine.
10 Tips You Can Start Using Now to Prevent Diabetes