November is Diabetes month
An estimated 30 million Americans have diabetes. Did you know that approximately 7 million Americans have not yet been diagnosed? Diabetes can significantly affect your health and increase the risk of various cardiovascular problems. What can you do to help manage or prevent diabetes? Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low fat dairy products. Limit foods that are high in sugar and rich in saturated and trans fats. Incorporate daily physical activity. Exercise helps cells utilize insulin better. Manage stress. Stress can trigger the release of hormones that increase blood sugar.
Let Vie help you take steps to prevent or control diabetes. Consider working with a personal trainer and nutrition consultant, take a weight bearing/cardiovascular class, and manage your stress with yoga and our massage therapists. We are here to help you achieve your personal goals!
Jamie Day, MS, RD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator