The type of diabetes that most commonly develops in adulthood
is type 2 diabetes. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes.
The good news: if you take action to control your blood glucose by exercising and eating healthy when you have prediabetes, you may help delay or prevent type 2 diabetes from developing. You can also improve your overall health!
What is the treatment for diabetes?
You should always talk to your doctor about treatment for any condition, including diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is generally treated through healthy eating, physical activity and blood testing. If you have diabetes, make sure you know your numbers for the following:
- Blood Pressure
- Cholesterol (total cholesterol; LDL; HDL; and triglycerides)
- Hemoglobin A1C test (determines your average blood glucose level was for the past 2 to 3 months)
Talk with your doctor about what numbers you should aim for and how often you should be tested.
To find out more about diabetes and how you can prevent it or better manage it, call your APS health coach today at 1.866.272.5507.
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