High blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol are all problematic on their own, but they can become downright deadly when coupled with the complications of Type 2 diabetes. The growing prevalence of Type 2 diabetes affects generations young and old, and there’s a good chance that someone you know and love is currently fighting the disease. Considered to be a lifestyle disease, Type 2 diabetes has the potential to include the associated complications of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke, hypoglycemia, dyslipidemia, blindness, and kidney disease and limb amputations.
During the month of November the American Diabetes Association is bringing attention to the benefits of healthy eating. The Eat Well America campaign celebrated during National Diabetes Month in November demonstrates how smart food choices can provide health benefits for individuals pre-disposed to the disease (prediabetes) as well as provide management solutions for those currently fighting the disease. An improved approach to healthy eating is particularly important when you consider the average American gains one pound during the holiday months. A single pound gained over the holidays might not seem like a big deal, but if weight gain occurs year after year and the weight is not lost, overall health can take a hit over time.
Throughout the month, the American Diabetes Association and a number of noted cookbook authors and chefs will team up to provide healthy recipes for every meal of the day, including healthy snacks and foods for special events. The team of experts will share smart ways to choose, cook, prepare, and eat a healthy range of options. Mid-month on Nov. 17, The American Diabetes Association will also celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day. The day’s events will provide awareness about the importance of providing and eating healthy food options at home and at work.
In addition to caring for the body through healthier eating, for diabetics it’s also important to take special care of the feet. Elevated blood sugar levels associated with Type 2 diabetes can result in damaged nerves and poor blood circulation, essentially doubling the risk of foot disease. Working with a podiatrist is a smart way to stay aware of the possible complications of diabetes in the body. Weight loss is another way to bring Type 2 diabetes under control. Rezwan Islam, M.D., at Fulton Medical Clinic specializes in weight loss. Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Islam today by calling the clinic at 573-642-5338.
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