November 14th was World Diabetes day. A day meant to highlight the importance of not just prevention, but early detection and management of Diabetes.
A healthy diet and physical activity are the most important defense mechanisms against type 2 Diabetes. A lot of South Africans consume a high amount of unhealthy carbohydrates and fats, which leads to obesity and ultimately, conditions such as Diabetes. It is not easy to change the way you eat, it is always easier to add something good, than to remove something bad, for example, switch to the low sugar version of your favourite soft drink, and supplement it with water, before you know it, you might stop having the soft drink all together.
Regular eye exams and full body physicals are essential, know your numbers, so you can make informed decisions about your health.