National health holidays are a great reminder to take care of ourselves.
Every fourth Tuesday of March is National Diabetes Alert Day, and it’s the perfect time to take a few minutes out of your day and take the type 2 Diabetes risk test. The test is quick and can help save lives. You can learn if you are at risk for diabetes in as little as 60 seconds! It’s free and easy to do.
Click here for the diabetes risk test.
There are numerous ways you can lower your risk for diabetes. Queen City Elder Care will highlight a few of our diabetes tips here.
1. Increase your physical activity– Simply adding steps into each day can help. You can get a fitbit or use your iPhone to track the number of steps you are taking in a day. Low impact exercises such as swimming or yoga are great ways to lower your diabetes risk.
2. Stop smoking– Smoking increases your risk for a lot of diseases and diabetes is one of them. If you are still smoking, contact your health professional for some ideas on how to stop today.
3. Maintaining a healthy diet- Keeping your body at a healthy weight is important to keep your diabetes risk minimal. Even losing 10-15 pounds can make a difference.
Feel free to share the diabetes risk test and tips with any of your aging loved ones. Early detection is key to preventing many diseases!