Looking Ahead: Helping People with Type 2 Diabetes
Broadcast Dates: Monday, January 16 – Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Recent data indicates that by 2030, one in ten adults worldwide, could have diabetes. While that’s alarming, there is reason for hope – research to prevent, manage, and eventually cure diabetes is underway.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
If you have diabetes, you can manage it by
- being physically active
- following a healthy meal plan
- routinely checking your blood sugar
- and taking medicines as prescribed by your doctor
If you have type 2 diabetes and are overweight or obese, changing your diet and physical activity habits may help you
- keep weight off
- improve your physical fitness
- and control your blood sugar
Before you start a weight loss or exercise program, check with your health care provider.
To learn more, visit our website at NIDDK. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.
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