The Complicating Effects of Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes mellitus is often a debilitating disease
that you will have for the rest of your life once you have fully
developed it. Total, Americans pay more than $130 billion each
year to treat their Diabetes. By eliminating or reducing your chances
of getting Diabetes, you will not only improve your quality of life,
but you will also reduce the amount of money you need to spend on
maintaining your health.
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) managing your diet and body weight can help to prevent Diabetes in someone with pre-Diabetes
and it can help to reduce the affects of Diabetes if you already have
the disease. By making very simple lifestyle changes early, you can
stay healthy, active and strong.
Many people think that in order to prevent Diabetes or to manage the
complications of Diabetes, they need to make drastic lifestyle changes,
such as a complete diet make-over or becoming a gym-rat. While eating
healthy and exercising can certainly reduce the risks associated with
Diabetes (and other health-related conditions), you do not need to make
large-scale changes in order to be healthy.
In fact, according to the ADA, you may be able to delay the on-set of Diabetes and Diabetes complications by taking the right medication . However, nutrition and exercise have the same effects on your body as medication, as long as you do not yet have full-blown Diabetes.