Did you know there are 25.8 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes? And another 79 million have pre-diabetes! At your doctor's recommendation on frequency, be sure to have your glucose tested. The earlier that diabetes is diagnosed, the better.Common symptoms for type 2 diabetes:
- frequent urination
- unusual thirst
- blurry vision
- cuts and bruises that are slow to heal
- recurring infections of the skin, gums or bladder
Many people can successfully treat (or prevent!) type 2 diabetes without medications. Simple lifestyle changes can make a huge difference –
- healthy diet with a variety of foods
- moderate carbohydrate intake
- daily physical activity
- reaching/maintaining a healthy weight (no tummy)
To see if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, go to www.diabetesrisktest.com
. The American Diabetes Association has many excellent resources at their website - www.diabetes.org
. You will also find many delicious recipes.
This navy bean salad or dip is made with fresh red bell peppers and capers! The light dressing is fresh lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. YUM!