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November- Diabetes Month

Diabetes Month is in November, so what do you need to know about this disease?

You may have heard of type one or type two diabetes; generally, type one is diagnosed at an earlier age, like in childhood and is not due to lifestye.

Type two, on the other hand, generally comes on later in life and is due to genetics, age, lifestyle, and/or race.

What is Diabetes?

According to Wikipedia, diabetes is “s a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).”

This disease is growing in prevalence both in the US and Canada, and more children than ever are being diagnosed with type two. The obesity epidemic is playing a huge role in these children’s futures, and they are seeing more and more cases every day. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, “In the next 15 years, it is anticipated that the global incidence of type 2 diabetes in children will increase by up to 50 per cent.”

What can you do to help prevent diabetes from happening to you?

  • Watch what you eat. Eat in moderation.
  • Exercise regularly and follow Canada’s activity guidelines.
  • Watch your sugar and fat intake.
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Diabetics and Exercise- a Win-Win

If you are diabetic, you probably know that exercise may help you to control your diabetes.

Many studies have been done to prove this fact, here is one for you now: http://www.annals.org/content/147/6/357.full

Exercise can help lower a diabetics glycated hemoglobin and thus decrease the amount of drugs they might have to take to lower it otherwise.

Here is another interesting article from Time magazine on exercise for diabetics: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1662683,00.html

 

 

Type 2 Diabetes is highly prevalent in our society today, in fact, I have three family members just on one side who currently suffer from this disease.

Prevention is key when it comes to Type 2 Diabetes. Here are some ways to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes from happening to you:

  1. Lose some weight; get into a healthy range for your body frame
  2. Eat well most of the time
  3. Get regular exercise- both cardiovascular and resistance training (hire a personal trainer!)
I hope you are getting enough good food in your diet and exercising regularly. If you are not, and you would like some help getting on track, send me an email or call me today to set up a free consultation with Perfect Fit Personal Training. We specialize in weight loss for women. Perfect Fit Personal Training can help you lose unwanted pounds, decrease your body fat, and get you healthy.
Don’t wait, give us a call now to set up a free consultation with Perfect Fit Personal Training:  604 318 6534

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Impact Magazine

Glad to share another article with you; published in this months’ Impact magazine!

Check out this months issue to read my article on winter sports workouts.

Thanks!

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