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Diabetes Management and Prevention

HTS Rehab News – March 2019

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. There is not any one specific cause of diabetes however there are many factors which contribute to a higher risk of getting the disease including but not limited to genetics, obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

 Type 1 Diabetes – Caused by genetics and unknown factorsThere is no cure, however it can be managed to prevent further diabetes-related complications.Type 2 Diabetes – Caused by genetics and lifestyle factorsCan be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle changes.Prediabetes affects more than 84 million adults in AmericaLosing weight and staying active can greatly reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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