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Raising Awareness On World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2012, 5:39 AM by Kellee Azar

Raising Awareness On World Diabetes Day
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Many people in the medical field consider diabetes a growing epidemic because of the broad spectrum of age groups the disease now affects.

Over the past few years diabetes has been on the rise in the U.S. according to the Diabetes Coalition. That's why now more than ever, people are bringing awareness to the cause.

"Partly because diabetes is becoming more and more of an epidemic we are seeing more patients with diabetes everyday and younger people are getting diabetes," Sanford Diabetes Clinic Registered Nurse Rhonda Jensen said.

With diabetes on the rise in all age groups, Jensen says it's important to monitor your daily lifestyle.

"Lifestyles are centered more on food and diet; we are a much less active community than we have ever been. And what those two things end up in is more people developing diabetes earlier in life," Jensen said.

While diabetes is not 100 percent preventable, taking care of your body on a day-to-day basis can help and could mean the difference between a life-long disease and a clean bill of health.

"The best thing you can do is maintain a normal weight, exercise daily and that is really a key. And really look at your eating habits; make sure the things you are eating, you are getting a lot of fruits and vegetables,"

While these things can help, it's not a cure all. Some forms of diabetes are hereditary.  But new habits can help you manage the symptoms and that's Jensen's hope for World Diabetes Day.

"My hope would people really take this to heart and try to change their eating habits and starting to get into physically active work life because those two things we really need to prevent,"

With Wednesday being World Diabetes Day, Jensen says it's the perfect time to get an early diabetes test.  Your risk for diabetes is largely based on your weight, race and genetics.

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