The Savvy Patient - Manage Diabetes with Lifestyle and Medication

Set healthy goals and have a plan to meet them to ward off complications

In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insight on managing diabetes.

Many of the potential complications of chronic disease, such as diabetes, can be prevented with a combination of knowledge, lifestyle changes and medications.

Approximately 26 million adults and children in the United States have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. An additional 79 million have pre-diabetes, meaning their blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough for a diabetes diagnosis.

Prevention of diabetes complications starts with controlling the risk factors. Aim to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and get physically fit through diet and exercise. Strong, healthy hearts and bodies are the best defense against complications.

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