Diabetic Diet

Diabetes and your Weight
One of the most important reasons to  maintain a healthy body weight is for your health. Extra body fat is associated with all of the major "lifestyle" diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, some cancers, and diabetes. Because so many of you have a family history of diabetes, I encourage you to take positive action to minimize your risk of developing this devastating disease.

How to decrease your risk of Diabetes
First of all, if you are overweight, and have a family history of diabetes, you already have two risk factors for this disease. Please have your blood sugar checked! 

Often, there are screenings for diabetes at drug stores throughout the year or tell you doctor you want to be checked for diabetes. Have your blood checked periodically if you are at risk, and discuss the signs and symptoms with your doctor.

Secondly, if you are overweight and do not have diabetes, losing weight (even 10 or 20 pounds) can reduce your risk of developing diabetes. If you already have diabetes, diet and exercise are cornerstones to treatment and control of blood sugar. There's no getting around it! Diet and exercise are the way to go for a long and healthy life.

The Diet for Diabetes
Good News! The PersonalDiets tailor designs each diet to you and your needs and gives you a clear plan of action. If you have diabetes, work with a registered dietician to optimize your meal planning. If you want to avoid getting diabetes (who doesn't?), continue to work on reducing weight slowly by developing long term eating habits you can follow for life.

PersonalDietsician's Director of Nutrition & Chief Dietician, Carolyn Classick-Kohn, MS, RD, CFT ,designs all PersonalDiets and Meal Plans for Diabetes.

Please - if you have a family history of diabetes - don't ignore it - get your blood sugar checked!


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