for pre diabetes
Studies have shown that making healthy diet changes and increasing
activity can decrease your chances of developing diabetes.
total calories eaten is the key to weight loss. The
best place to start is by eliminating or reducing portions
of empty calorie foods. Focus on whole grains, fruits,
vegetables, and lean meats. Also add small amounts of
healthy fats into your diet like, olive oil, peanut
butter, nuts, and avocados.
do affect your blood sugar, those foods are called, carbohydrates.
It is not necessary to avoid all carbohydrates to control
the blood sugar, some carbohydrates are essential in a healthy
diet. Speaking with a Registered
Dietitian is the best way to find a diet that works for
you and your health!
Nutrition counseling >>
Increasing your activity helps decrease insulin resistance
in the cells which is one of the main problems in pre diabetes
and type 2 diabetes. Aim for 30 minutes of cardiovascular
activity most days of the week. The main key to staying active
is finding something you are able to stick with through the
General Hospital has many great 'indoor' exercise opportunities
- call diabetes education at 906-225-3221 or 1-800-225-3221
ext. 3221 for more information or see the links below.