November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a disease that impacts nearly all our lives. If you are living with diabetes or know someone who has this disease, you’re aware of the many risks and complications associated with it.  But did you know that we’re currently in the midst of a global diabetic epidemic? The WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that currently 347 million people worldwide have diabetes. And within 15 years, it is predicted to be the seventh leading cause of death across the planet.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can occur when the pancreas produces inadequate levels of insulin. It can also result when the body is unable to use the insulin it produces. If our bodies don’t have enough insulin, the result is usually serious damage to other organs, tissues, nerves and blood vessels.

Who is at Risk?

Anyone of us can be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but some groups are at a higher risk for developing the disease. African Americas, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islanders all report a higher than average rate of diagnosis compared to other ethnicities.  People more advanced in age are also at greater risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.  If one suffers from obesity, it increases the chance of a future diagnosis.

Healthy Habits: Eating

A healthy diet is key to both diabetes prevention and healthy maintenance if a diagnosis has been received. Buy lean meats like chicken and turkey and reduce pork consumption, as it tends to be a fattier meat.

Canned fruits and vegetables are convenient, but fresh items are healthier and contain higher numbers of minerals and nutrients. Try to shop fresh whenever you can.

Royal Velvet Now!

Taking Royal Velvet deer antler spray should be a part of your daily routine.  Deer antler is incredibly rich in minerals, nutrients and proteins, particularly IGF-1  When your body absorbs additional IGF-1, you’re helping the muscles get glucose and amino acids at an accelerated pace. It’s a natural boost for your body’s metabolism and overall well-being.

Get Moving

It’s easy to start burning calories!

Go for a walk. Start slowly and don’t go too far, but then gradually start adding more distance to your routine.  If you have to, measure your progress mailbox by mailbox. Eventually you’ll reach your goal.

Find a swimming pool and jump in! Moving in water absorbs the friction and ground contact we experience with other exercises like running or tennis.  You don’t need to start aggressively swimming laps. Start out by gently treading water for as long as you feel comfortable.

Take some time this month to review the symptoms of diabetes. And remember, it’s never too late to change unhealthy habits.  For more information, check out the information and practical tips offered at the American Diabetes Association website,

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