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10 Tips To Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

You can help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by understanding your risk and making changes to your lifestyle. Common risk factors include increased weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride (blood fat) levels. Changing the habits of a lifetime isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort. Here are some tips to help you reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. Check your risk of diabetes. Take the Life! risk assessment test and learn more about your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A 12+ score indicates that you are at high risk and may be eligible for the Life! program - a free Victorian lifestyle modification program that helps you reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, or call 13 RISK (13 7475). Manage your weight. Excess body fat, particularly if stored around the abdomen, can increase the body’s resistance to the hormone insulin. This can lead to type 2 diabetes. Exercise regularly. Moderate physical activity on most days of the week helps manage weight, reduce blood glucose levels and may also improve blood pressure and cholesterol. Eat a balanced, healthy diet. Reduce the amount of fat in your diet, especially saturated and trans fats. Ea Continue reading >>

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  1. sangdoux

    FDA approves cheaper version of Lantus

    The FDA has approved what it is calling a "follow-on" biologic (rather than biosimilar) version of Lantus. Eli Lilly, manufacturer of the new insulin named Basaglar, has not yet set a price for U.S. distribution, which is supposed to begin in December 2016, but has said Basaglar will be cheaper than Lantus. Here's one of multiple news stories available online: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-el...0TZ33520151216.

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    Thanks for the post with all our changes not sure what I will be on, part is the age and our coverage now.

  3. SweetKitty

    Fingers crossed for pens and that biologic means just the same and not useless...

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