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Diabetes Prevention

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Stay Healthy
These are things all people have to do to stay
healthy:

Avoid smoking
Get regular exercise
Eat a balanced diet
Weight management
Measurement of Good Health
Blood pressure of 130/80 or lower
Total cholesterol below 200
Hemoglobin A1c below 6.5%
Feeling well and being active
A waistline below 35 inches
Questions to Ponder
To reach these measures of good health,
people usually have to make changes in their
daily lives. They often ponder the following
questions:
What are the risks if I dont change?
Do I really have to change?
What are the costs and what are the
benefits?
What will my friends and family say?

Previous Risk May add to Future
Risk


Future Risk
If you had gestational
diabetes or a family
member has diabetes,
you are at risk of
developing diabetes
unless you make
changes in eating and
exercise
Future Risk
Most American do not
eat well
Do not exercise
enough
Weigh too much
And therefore are at
increased risk of
diabetes!
Cost versus Benefit
There may be costs
involved as you buy
wholesome foods or
walking shoes.
Costs tend to be out-
weighed by the
benefits of saving
healthcare costs later
for diabetes care.
How Family and Friends Are
Affected
Sometimes they may be
upset when your changes
affect them in ways such
as not buying sweets or
going for a walk instead of
watching TV
Eventually they come to
accept the needed changes
and feel better too.
Basic Skills to Support Your
Ways To Improve Your Health
Communication
Assertiveness
Problem solving
Time Management
Communication
Listen to family and
friends


Talk things out
Assertiveness
Speak up for your
goals

Be understanding of
the other persons
frustration
Problem Solving
If you dont feel safe
walking alone, find a
friend to walk with
you
Time Management
First things first!

Your health and your
familys health are top
priorities!
Exercise
Good things come
from exercise:
Exercise for stress
control
Exercise for your soul
Exercise for your self-
image
Exercise Choices
Choose an exercise
that you enjoy and that
fits your personality
Getting Started with Exercise
Make it as enjoyable
as you can
Doing a little is better
than doing nothing
Consider lessons or
joining a group
Exercise daily to get
used to it
Start slowly
Skills from A to Z to help you
persevere!
A
Allow time for your
health needs

B
Begin now
C
Choose wisely


D
Draw a deep breath
and let go
Skills from A to Z to help you
persevere!
E
Eat in healthy ways

F
Focus on your new
health plan
G
Give and receive


H
Humor, use it
Skills from A to Z to help you
persevere!
I
Imagine a happy
future

J
Join good people
K
Know your strengths


L
Look for alternatives
Skills from A to Z to help you
persevere!
M
Motive

N
Nurture yourself
O
One step at a time

P
Practice patience
Skills from A to Z to help you
persevere!
Q
Quality time

R
Relax
S
Smile

T
Time management
Skills from A to Z to help you
persevere!
U
Use your talents

V
Volunteer
W
Walk

X
Exercise
Skills from A to Z to help you
persevere!
Y
Yearly check up for
diabetes and health


Z
Zest for life