April is Defeat Diabetes Month. The campaign, presented by the Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF) helps to bring awareness to the disease that affects over 27 million people in the United States. Another 79 million are at risk for developing it.
So what can you do? DDF has outlined three steps you can take to defeat diabetes.
3 Things You Can Do to Defeat Diabetes
- Improve your own awareness. Know the risk factors, warning signs and complications of the disease. Risk factors include a family history, inactivity, poor diet and obesity.
- Get informed. Learn about lifestyle changes that you can make to help prevent or manage diabetes. Learn about healthy weight loss by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter, and by subscribing to this blog.
- Take Action. Make real changes to help prevent the disease from affecting you and your loved ones. Get information about Diabetes Care provided by North Memorial.
Look for lifestyle tips, helpful eating guidelines and exercise tips on the new Healthy Weight Loss website which will launch within the next few weeks. Keep checking back here for updates and news.