Diabetes is one of the biggest health concerns of our times with 26 million Americans suffering from Diabetes and 57 million in the pre-Diabetes stage. The symptoms of diabetes can often go unnoticed as some of them (very tired, hungry and irritable) can be attributed to our active lifestyle. However if you consistently have the symptoms below it may be time to see your family physician.
- Frequent urination
- VERY thirsty
- VERY hungry
- VERY tired
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurry Vision
Whether you are diabetic, pre-diabetic or know someone that suffers from this, it’s not too late to make a change. While there are factors such as family history and age that you cannot combat, there are steps you can make to take control of your health in exercise and diet. By exercising regularly and maintaining a diet low in sugar and fat you will arm yourself to fight diabetes.
Registered Dietician Tarie Beldin will host a cooking class on August 23rd at the St. David’s Health and Wellness Center, which will feature recipes and tips on cooking to decrease the risk of diabetes. Call 512-487-3627 to register today as space is limited. I look forward to seeing you then.
Health and Wellness Coordinator
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center