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Diabetes Discussion – Tip 2

American Indians and Alaska Natives are diagnosed with diabetes more often than any other ethnic group in the United States. One out of every six adults have it – and that’s double the general population’s rate. Why, you ask? Let’s dive into it.

While research suggests genetics plays a role in developing diabetes, lifestyle factors play a bigger one. Take control of your health by looking at your risks in the following categories:

It is important to be proactive when it comes to these. Read the tip below on how to do so.


People who are overweight are more likely to get high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

If you are overweight or obese, you can start moving towards better health today. Try something easy like walking instead of driving short distances or include more vegetables or fruits with your lunch.

Healthcare professionals and fitness experts are available to help you make goals for a healthy lifestyle.

Stay tuned this whole week for more information on diabetes prevention! Find updates on www.uicsl.org.