With the holidays approaching, so are the holiday feasts and celebrations — 2 months of overeating, rushing from fête to fête, and often exercising less. With November being American Diabetes Month, we wanted to remind citizens about ways to reduce their risks for diabetes, especially given the temptations that would soon be in their paths.
Reducing your risk for type 2 diabetes
As our waistlines expand (the number of obese Americans has now reached more than 35%), many people are facing a higher risk of such diseases as heart disease, stroke and cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes. With the CDC reporting that more than 25 million Americans are now diabetic, and that the risk for developing diabetes is expanding across all ethnicities and age groups, it is imperative that more of us consider how to reduce our chances of developing type 2 diabetes because of obesity.