Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Diabetes: Are you at risk?

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November is American Diabetes Awareness Month, though it's important to recognize the impact of diabetes every month of the year, whether it affects you directly or not. Diabetes a reality for millions of people worldwide, and chances are, it could affect you too sooner or later -- especially if you're overweight or obese. Unfortunately, according to this article from Glee Magazine, diabetes often isn't noticed until it leads to health complications. That's why it's important to be aware.

If your blood sugar is higher than normal, you have a condition called Pre-Diabetes. But just because you don't have full-blown diabetes, doesn't mean you're safe; the majority of people with pre-diabetes will develop diabetes. Those few who don't have made significant healthy lifestyle changes.

So what can you do? The most important thing is to talk to your doctor. If you're over 45, you should be getting your blood sugar tested every three years. For more info, click here.

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