Puryear's advice is echoed in the tips and education information created by Jackson and the American Heart Association to help those living with type 2 diabetes successfully control the disease.
According to Michael S. Cuffe, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs,
Duke University Health System, "People living with type 2 diabetes often
need a comprehensive solution that involves appropriate lifestyle changes
and proper medication management. "The Heart of Diabetes campaign
encourages them to get regular physical activity and eat a healthy diet to
help prevent the associated cardiovascular risks common in people living
with the disease."
Tips available on IKnowDiabetes.org include:
-- Keep active and maintain a healthy body weight. Even 30 minutes of
moderate physical activity five days a week can help prevent diabetes,
reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, maintain a healthy body weight
and minimize risk of cardiovascular disease.
-- Normalize your numbers. Schedule regular visits with your doctor to
help monitor your blood sugar and manage your diabetes. It has been
shown that you can reduce cardiovascular disease by improving your
blood sugar control and controlling other risk factors. Learn to keep
track of your critical health numbers, including blood pressure,
cholesterol, body weight and blood sugar.
-- Opt for a healthy lifestyle. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and reduce
intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added
sugars. Also, if you smoke, o
|SOURCE American Heart Association|
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