Doctor who suggests small steps to prevent diabetes. Created: 10/24/2009 by National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.
Date Released: 10/24/2009. Series Name: CDC Radio.
[Male Doctor] Recent studies have shown that diabetes can be prevented, and the results are even greater with my patients over age 60.
Losing a small amount of weight by getting some physical activity 30 minutes five days a week and eating healthier has proven to be effective. Listen to the grat results from one of my patients.
[Female] I had to learn how to change my way of eating because diabetes run in my family and I wanted to take control of it before I got it.
[Male Doctor] Having diabetes in your family and being overweight puts you at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes. These risks increase with age, which is why it is important to take your first step today.
[Female] There was a time I could not go from my basement up to my bedroom. But now I can and that means a lot to me.
[Male Doctor] It's not too late to prevent diabetes. Join my patients who are taking small steps and gaining big rewards.
[Announcer] For more information on how to prevent type 2 diabetes, call 1-800-438-5383.
This is a message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Diabetes Education Program.