November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a disease that makes it harder for the body to respond to sugar in the blood. It is caused by having an unhealthy diet, not exercising, or genetics. A lot of people are affected by Diabetes-30.3 million Americans had Diabetes in 2015, including 193,000 under age 20. Click here for more Diabetes statistics.

Click here to read more about the causes of Diabetes and the tips for preventing it, including:

  • Eat good-for-you-foods that are low in fat and high in nutrients.
  • Limit fast foods and sugary sodas. Reach for water to drink instead of soda!
  • Get up and go. Exercise is an important way to prevent Diabetes. Try getting off the train a stop early to walk a little longer on your way home.
  • If you have questions about your weight, ask an adult like a doctor or BeWell Health Coach.

Keep these things in mind so that you, your family, and your community can stay healthy and Diabetes-free! Together, we can prevent Diabetes from affecting more lives.