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Diabetes Prevention: Take control of your health

01 November 2019

Public Service Announcement

Diabetes Prevention: Take control of your health

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Diabetes happens when the body cannot control blood glucose (blood sugar) levels.

Blood glucose levels that get too high or too low can damage the body and lead to serious health problems like kidney disease. Diabetes or damage caused by high blood glucose can be prevented or delayed.

Take control of your health! Prevent diabetes by eating healthy and being active:

  • Country foods are a healthy choice.
  • Eat balanced meals when choosing store-bought foods and make water your main drink. Try to include at least one dark green and one orange vegetable in your daily meals.
  • Aim for 30-60 minutes of activity on most days. Activities can include hunting, doing housework, playing traditional games or sports, or walking.

For more information on diabetes, healthy eating and physical activity see:

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Media Contact:

Alison Griffin
Manager of Communications
Department of Health
867-975-5949
agriffin@gov.nu.ca