Let’s be honest. Nearly everyone has a health-related resolution for 2018. But with diabetes a growing epidemic and one of the leading causes of death in the country, it is especially important that diabetics - already more than 10 percent of the population -- make a commitment to improving their health this year.
“Diabetes doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease and can cause kidney failure, blindness and other serious health conditions – and even death,” says Dr. Susan Ahern, endocrinologist at UCLA Health Ventura. “Proper management of the disease can make a real difference in the overall health and well-being of people with diabetes. Even small changes can be meaningful as long as they are made consistently.”
Since specific resolutions make follow-through more likely, Ahern suggests five ways that people with diabetes can improve their health this year:
“Your endocrinologist wants to help create a diabetes management plan that works for you,” says Ahern. “We are invested in your good health and want to do all we can to ensure your success.”
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