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6 ways to lead healthier lives and effectively manage diabetes

Published on Nov 24, 2023 07:00 AM IST

Check out these 5 ways on how we can empower ourselves and others to lead healthier lives and effectively manage diabetes

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Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide hence, it is important to educate, inform and inspire individuals and communities to take action against it, focus on its prevention and management and support those living with the condition. Asserting the importance of diabetes awareness in an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Manish Pendse, Senior Consultant Physician and Diabetologist at Medicover Hospitals in Navi Mumbai, suggested 4 ways on how we can empower ourselves and others to lead healthier lives and effectively manage diabetes –  (Freepik)

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1. Know Your Risk: Understanding your risk factors for diabetes is the first step to prevention Regular check-ups and awareness of your family history can help you take early preventive measures.(Freepik)
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1. Know Your Risk: Understanding your risk factors for diabetes is the first step to prevention Regular check-ups and awareness of your family history can help you take early preventive measures.(Freepik)

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2. Healthy Eating - Adopt a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods, emphasizing whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. Avoid excessive consumption of sugar saturated fats, and processed foods.(Unsplash)
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2. Healthy Eating – Adopt a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods, emphasizing whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. Avoid excessive consumption of sugar saturated fats, and processed foods.(Unsplash)

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3. Stay Active: Regular physical activity can help prevent and manage diabetes. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.(PTI File Photo)
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3. Stay Active: Regular physical activity can help prevent and manage diabetes. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.(PTI File Photo)

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4. Regular Check-ups: Routine medical check-ups are crucial in monitoring your blood glucose levels and overall health. Work closely with your healthcare provider to manage your condition effectively.(File Photo)
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4. Regular Check-ups: Routine medical check-ups are crucial in monitoring your blood glucose levels and overall health. Work closely with your healthcare provider to manage your condition effectively.(File Photo)

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5. Support Networks - Connect with diabetes support groups, either in your community or online, to share experiences and knowledge with others who are living with the condition. (File Photo)
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5. Support Networks – Connect with diabetes support groups, either in your community or online, to share experiences and knowledge with others who are living with the condition. (File Photo)

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6. Educate Others: Share information about diabetes and its prevention with friends and family. Knowledge is a powerful tool in the fight against diabetes.(Freepik)
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6. Educate Others: Share information about diabetes and its prevention with friends and family. Knowledge is a powerful tool in the fight against diabetes.(Freepik)

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By raising awareness, promoting healthy lifestyles and providing support, we can empower people to take control of their health and well-being. Let's work together to prioritise our health, support one another and create a world where diabetes is better understood and effectively managed.(File Photo)
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By raising awareness, promoting healthy lifestyles and providing support, we can empower people to take control of their health and well-being. Let’s work together to prioritise our health, support one another and create a world where diabetes is better understood and effectively managed.(File Photo)

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