This podcast delivers a diabetes prevention message tailored for older adults. Created: 11/1/2007 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: 11/20/2007. Series Name: Diabetes.
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Doctor: Recent studies have shown that diabetes can be prevented and the results are even greater with my patients over age sixty. Losing a small amount of weight by getting some physical activity thirty minutes, five days a week and eating healthier has proven to be effective. Listen to the great results from one of my patients.
Patient: 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.
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.
Patient: 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.
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.
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