Parents can be confronted with two types diabetes. Type 1, which is an autoimmune disease, over which parents have no control to prevent, and Type 2 diabetes, a lifestyle version of the disease which parents can exercise some control to prevent or delay its development.
As a parent you want your kids to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, the decisions you make about food and physical activity can be important for the long term health of your children.
Diabetes is a complex disease – family history, ethnicity, what you eat, and how active you are can all play a role in whether someone in your family will develop diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects 9 of 10 people with diabetes and by paying attention to lifestyle it can be prevented as much as 95% of the time.
Many things can impact your family’s health. Genetics play a role as well as lifestyle. But, it can be tough to balance. Here we are providing you with information, tips and strategies for getting and keeping your family healthy.
It all starts at home. Get your healthy family tips here!