Diabetes is a serious health condition. Your genetic makeup, age, family history along with other factors can all have an impact. Lone Star Circle of Care can help diagnose if you are at risk or have diabetes. Together we can create a health plan. If you have concerns about diabetes, we are here for you. Call 877-800-5722 to schedule an appointment today.
The American Heart Association recommends some tips to becoming a healthier you:
- Choose a healthy lifestyle: By managing your weight through proper nutrition and regular physical activity, quitting smoking, and finding healthy ways to deal with stress, you can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes or minimize its impact on your body. A healthy lifestyle will also reduce your risk of developing a host of other medical conditions.
- Know your health numbers: Through home monitoring and regular visits with your health care provider, you can keep track of your blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and weight. These critical health numbers provide insight into how well your treatment plan is working to manage your diabetes and safeguard your overall health, including that of your heart.
- Work with your health care team: Since diabetes can have multiple health implications (effects on your vision, your feet and legs, and your heart) and since treating it can require special medications and a special diet, your health care team may include a number of medical professionals with various specialties. Your team can guide you to implement a comprehensive plan to treat diabetes and minimize its effects.