The CDA recommends that if you are aged 40 or older, you could be a risk and therefore you should be tested at least every three years. Some of the signs and symptoms of diabetes are:

  • Unusual thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Weight change (gain or loss)
  • Extreme fatigue or lack of energy
  • Blurred vision

How can you prevent diabetes?

Scientists believe that a good lifestyle can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Some of the aspects to consider are: a healthy meal plan, weight control and physical activity.

How will physical activity and exercise help me?

The role of exercise and physical activity is often not emphasized enough in managing diabetes, however it is of a great value in controlling blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. Regular exercise improves insulin sensitivity. This is important in Type 2 diabetes where cells are resistance to insulin’s effects, resulting in an increased blood glucose level. Regular exercise can also help prevent one of the most common complications of diabetes; coronary artery disease. In fact, physical inactivity is a strong risk factor of this disease.

If you have diabetes type 2 or prediabetes, Fit After 50 can help you to design an exercise program that will help you to cope with this condition.

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