November is Diabetes Awareness month and some people are diabetic and/or borderline diabetic and don’t even realize it says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  It’s best that you check with your family physician for some simple tests.  Meanwhile follow these cool tips to stay at your peak!   Say “Om” or at least learn to meditate to help reduce stress and improve your blood sugar levels.  Step Out of your comfort zone and exercise which helps keep your weight and blood sugar under control.  Just about everyone can do a brisk daily walk.  Eat Right and follow your food plan.  If you don’t have one, ask your doctor about seeing a dietitian who specializes in diabetes.  Jet Set yourself…  Before you hit the road, get a checkup, pack extra meds, and plan your doses around time zone changes.  Hang 10 or more.  Drop 10% of your body weight through diet and exercise.  Trade Up by Swapping saturated fats and refined sugar for healthy fats in nuts and sweet whole fruit.  I can See Clearly now… or at least do so by scheduling an eye exam once a year.  Diabetes complications can cause vision loss or blindness.  Stand Up for yourself as you may not feel foot injuries, so check both feet daily for blisters, cuts, or sores.  Show Some Color by packing your plate with a palette of greens, yellows, and reds — like spinach, quash, and tomatoes.  Learn More by visiting:

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

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