Older Americans Preventing Diabetes
Broadcast Dates: Monday, April 30 - Sunday, May 6, 2012
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May is Older Americans Month, and if you’re 60 or older, it’s a great time to learn about preventing health problems like type 2 diabetes.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.
As you age, your chance of developing type 2 diabetes increases. If you’re overweight or have a family history of diabetes, your risk is even higher. The good news is, there are small steps you can take to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
Add a little more physical activity to your daily routine until you reach at least 30 minutes on most days. And choose fun activities, like dancing, bowling, or a brisk walk through the mall.
Also, you should eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. And share portions when you eat out, so you don’t overeat.
To learn more, visit our website at NIDDK. And now you can also follow us on Twitter, @healthymoments. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.
Page last updated: April 30, 2012