Users' questions

Am I at risk for diabetes if my dad has it?

Am I at risk for diabetes if my dad has it?

Just because your dad has diabetes doesn’t mean that you will. But certain factors do put people at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes: having a family history of the condition, being obese, and being inactive.

What kind of diabetes did my dad have?

About 10 years ago, my dad passed away from type 2 diabetes complications. That was really tough, especially knowing that if my dad had taken better care of himself, he might still be here. My dad just didn’t know what happens when you don’t take control of your diabetes.

Is there a secret to Managing Your Diabetes?

Truth is, there’s no secret to managing diabetes, it just takes commitment and resolve every day. One thing I would say is to not to wait. Get real now. I’ve learned that you’re either managing your diabetes, or it’s hurting you. That’s just how diabetes works.

Is it worth it to get Your Diabetes under control?

Controlling your diabetes is a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly challenge, but the effort is worth it. Right away you’ll feel better and have more energy.The payoff?

What’s the secret to diabetes for Anthony Anderson?

Other people with diabetes often ask me, “Anthony, what’s your secret?” They think since I’m on TV that I must have a special doctor or a miracle cure or a fridge full of a secret superfood or something. Truth is, there’s no secret to managing diabetes, it just takes commitment and resolve every day. One thing I would say is to not to wait.

What’s the best way to get my diabetes under control?

Try to get 150 minutes a week. You can break that up into smaller chunks, like half an hour a day, 5 days a week. You don’t have to become a gym rat, either. It’s OK to walk, run, or bike. Talk to your doctor about an exercise plan before you start. Physical activity also releases compounds your body makes called endorphins, which boost your mood.

How is the long-term control of diabetes determined?

Long-term diabetes control is typically determined by measuring hemoglobin A1c, which reflects your average blood sugar level over 2–3 months. In one study, type 2 diabetes patients who took cinnamon for 90 days had more than a double reduction in hemoglobin A1c, compared those who only received standard care ( 22 ).

What foods to eat to control long term diabetes?

). Long-term diabetes control is typically determined by measuring hemoglobin A1c, which reflects your average blood sugar level over 2–3 months. ). ). ). Furthermore, you should limit your intake of cassia cinnamon — the type found in most grocery stores — to less than 1 teaspoon per day. ).

Controlling your diabetes is a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly challenge, but the effort is worth it. Right away you’ll feel better and have more energy.The payoff?