Here are 3 important steps to take to control of diabetes:
- Talk to your health care provider about how to manage your blood glucose (A1C), blood pressure, and cholesterol. Learning more about risk factors, diet, and weight management can make a huge difference.
- Reach or stay at a healthy weight. One Thirty Fitness or other fitness experts can help you create a manageable fitness plan to match your lifestyle.
- Make sure you're physically active. CDC suggests that you plan for 2 hours and 30 minutes each week of moderate physical activity, such as walking quickly or gardening, or 1 hour and 15 minutes each week of vigorous physical activity, such as jogging or jumping rope. Also, it's very important to add muscle strengthening activities each week. Physical activity can help you control your weight, blood glucose, and blood pressure, as well as raise your "good" cholesterol and lower your "bad" cholesterol.
The biggest risk factor is obesity. People with a body mass index of 25-29.9 are considered overweight, and people with a BMI of 30 or above are classified as obese.
Check your BMI here: Age 45 or older Developed diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) Have a parent, brother or sister with type 2 diabetes Are physically inactive Belong to certain racial or ethnic groups. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
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