Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to improve quality of life. This is especially true if you belong to the 8.3% of the United States population diagnosed with diabetes. The number of diabetic Americans is now growing at an alarming rate considering that diabetes is preventable.
Although diabetes often affects the elderly, latest statistics indicate that young people are not spared of this disease. Some 215,000 or 0.26% of people under 20 years old have diabetes, and 25.6 million or 11.3% of those 20 years or older also have it. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is imperative that you change your lifestyle and pay close attention to your diet. Here are some areas you have to work on to avoid diabetic complications.
Change your diet
This is the most obvious first step to prevent and control diabetes. Many people are surprised that a special diet is not…