Live longer and healthier - what is your risk of developing diabetes?
Live longer and healthier - What is your risk of developing diabetes?
Working long hours, often far from town, farming men, women and families can be neglected in terms of preventative health care. Making time for health and well-being is often the last thing on a busy farm agenda.
Being overweight, not doing enough physical activity, and an unhealthy diet can increase the risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes develops gradually over time; some people may have this type of diabetes for several years without showing signs and symptoms. Many people do not know they have the condition.
You can do a lot to lower your chances of getting diabetes. Exercising regularly, reducing fat and calorie intake, and losing a little weight can help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels also helps you stay healthy.
You can also take action to find out more about your risk . Book in for a free health assessment which will tell you your risk of type 2 diabetes.
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What to know more about reducing your risk, join a course!
The Life! Taking Action on Diabetes course is not a lecture. The course is run locally, it's free for most people and was designed to give you information to adopt a healthier lifestyle. With the support of a group, during the course you set an exercise routine and health eating plan that is designed by you to work for you so that it is easy to maintain for a long and healthy life.
If you are finding it difficult to attend a Life! course, the telephone health coaching service is another way you can take action to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
A health coach can call you at your home and at a time that suits you. The focus is on what you want to achieve and what you can actively do to improve your health.
This is a great option for people who live in rural areas or have other commitments that make it hard to attend a course.
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