November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, this year’s focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM writes in his work Drugs vs. Lifestyle for Preventing Diabetes in 2016, “In just one decade the number of people with diabetes has more than doubled. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, by 2050, one out of every three of us may have diabetes.”
Reducing Diabetes Risk:
- Exercise 30-50 minutes most days of the week
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Reduce other risk factors such as:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- low HDL
- Take medication as prescribed
Take charge of your diet and try to eat healthier. Employees who stop by the HR Office in November to pick up a copy of the Recipes for Healthy Eating book will be awarded 1 wellness point. Employees working at our other campuses can also have a free copy mailed to them to earn the point.