Living with diabetes: staying healthy and whole--for life!
A Message Brought to you by your Parish Nurse
Type 2 Diabetes
lack of exercise
impaired glucose tolerance
high blood pressure
Did You Know....?
* About 10% of persons over age 65 have Type 2 diabetes and many more are at risk.
* Exercise can help prevent the onset of diabetes, and can help improve blood sugar levels in those who have been diagnosed with the disease.
* About one-third of people with diabetes are unaware they have the condition
* Blood tests can screen for impaired glucose tolerance, which indicates higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Approximately 40% of adults with diabetes develop long-term complications, such as:
* Cardiovascular disease
* Vision loss and blindness
* Increased risk for lower limb amputations
Act now to protect your health through exercise, healthy diet, and regular checkups with your doctor.
Your parish nurse can check your blood pressure and help locate other health resources.
Eat Healthy to Stay Healthy
1. Eat 5-9 servings of vegetables and fruits each day.
2. Eat a variety of dark green and orange vegetables and fruits.
3. Eat more peas, beans and lentils.
4. Eat whole grain products and low-fat dairy products.
5. Eat lean meats, poultry and fish.
6. Cut back sugar-filled drinks and food.
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|Publication:||Parish Nurse Perspectives|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2008|
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