Diabetes Basics

Diabetes Health Promotion

The purpose of health promotion programs is to provide a positive atmosphere and guide the patient about the treatment. For more information on "diabetes health promotion", read Tips For Diabetes Care.

Following factors increase the chances of getting diabetes:

1) People who are overweight and over 40.
2) People who have family members with the disease.
3) Women who develop diabetes when pregnant are likely to develop it,later in life.
4) People of African-American or Asian heritage.

Those who have signs of diabetes may it be type 1 or type 2, need to do in order to stay fit and healthy. They should follow a proper diet plan and need to pay attention to exercise, as exercise helps our body in using insulin in a better way to convert glucose into energy. Those with type 1 diabetes and some of the people with diabetes type 2, need to take insulin injections. People with diabetes type 2 take pills which help their body to produce more insulin and use it. Some people with type 2 diabetes diet can manage their disease with exercise and weight loss alone and don't need any diabetes medicines.

The Health Promotion Program fosters an environment which supports positive health as well as fitness practices to reduce risk factors regarding health, maintain healthy lifestyle and become more fit.