November is American Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, while 86 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. While there are some risk factors for diabetes that you can’t change, knowing your risks lets you decide what’s best for your health. This fall, take time to make and celebrate healthy changes. Some ideas:
Play detective: Find out what you don’t know about your family history, especially when it comes to chronic conditions.
Stay in check: Low blood sugar levels can cause sudden mood swings in some people, so don’t go too long between eating meals.
Indulge smart: When you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, be mindful of your choices. A serving of berries is almost always better than a pastry or chocolate.
Form more information, visit kp.org/diabetes.