Preventing and Managing Diabetes Through Healthy Choices

Monday, November 02, 2015

Bergen’s Promise Behavioral Health Home supports families of children living with diabetes. The wellness strategies used promote healthy eating behaviors and physically active lifestyles in all family members. Eating well-balanced meals and being physically active is an essential part of taking better care of yourself in general, as well as for managing diabetes. Balancing what you eat and your physical activity are key to managing diabetes. The American Diabetes Association provides an abundance of useful resources to support your food and fitness needs.

Making good food choices is a significant step toward committing to healthy habits. You can get more tips about healthy meal choices though the American Diabetes Association’s Eat Well, America! campaign. Each week, they will supply healthy recipes by famous chefs for all meals of the day. We also encourage you to share your healthy meal pictures on social media using the hashtag #MyHealthyLunch to participate in the conversation.

For the adolescents in your family, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) offers a webpage geared toward teens and a publication series titled “Tips for Teens ”. Written for teens, it helps to dispel common misconceptions about diabetes.

American Diabetes Month brings all of us together to help promote healthy habits to prevent or manage diabetes. To learn more about diabetes and actively participate in National Diabetes Month, visit www.diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES.

Sources:
Alexandria, Virginia. The American Diabetes Association Launches Eat Well, America! Campaign during American Diabetes Month. 2 Nov. 2015. http://www.diabetes.org/newsroom/press-releases/2015/ada-launches-eat-well-america-during-adm.html