Ask Mr. Pedometer and Friends…
Q: Mr. Pedometer, I am thankful not to have any symptoms of type 2 diabetes…yet. However, many in my family tree have had this dreadful disease. What can I do to avoid becoming one of the statistics?
A: Kaiser Permanente has simplified their advice about avoiding Type 2 diabetes to these three actions:
- “POUR yourself a glass of water instead of soda, fruit juice, or sports drinks.
- “EXERCISE for 30 minutes on most days. Routine activities like walking the dog or raking leaves count.
- “SERVE yourself half a plate of vegetables and equal portions of whole grains and lean sources of protein like fish and chicken.”
Their “Partners in Health” e-mail noted that “obesity is a major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes…. Call your doctor if you have these symptoms of diabetes – frequent urination, extreme thirst or hunger, unexplained weight loss, blurry vision, unexplained fatigue.”
Or, as Mr. Pedometer summarizes…
EAT RIGHT, MOVE MORE, BE WELL.