The Let's Be Well Diabetes Box gives those living with diabetes the practical tools to take the necessary steps and empowers them to take care of themselves – on their own terms.
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Understanding diabetes is the first step towards living one’s best life – the importance of healthy eating, regular exercise, and managing your medication. The Let's Be Well Diabetes Box gives those living with diabetes the practical tools to take the necessary steps and empowers them to take care of themselves – on their own terms.See the box
1 Year Subscription to ADA Diabetes Forecast Magazine
ADA Portion Control Content Wheel
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Did you know?
1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
- Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes.
- 1 in 3 U.S. adults aged 20 years or older have prediabetes.
- 1 in 4 adults age 65 or older, have diabetes.
- 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, have diabetes.
* Data from 2015
The Diabetes Box is for you, if:
- You want products to help prevent diabetes
- You have pre-diabetes
- You were recently diagnosed with diabetes
- You want to gift it to someone you care for
- You are a health care professional
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition that causes your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, to rise higher than normal.
When you eat, your body breaks many foods down into glucose during digestion. Insulin then helps move the glucose from the blood into your cells to be used for energy. With type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin, can’t use the insulin it does make, or both. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can lead to health issues such as nerve damage, kidney or eye problems, heart disease, and stroke. Living a long and healthy life with diabetes is possible with appropriate lifestyle modifications. Treatment may include meal planning, increased physical activity, oral medications, and insulin.
Part of diabetes management is eating well, but this doesn’t mean you have to feel deprived of your favorite foods.
Creating a balanced meal plan that fits into your daily routine is key. With the right portion sizes, people with diabetes can eat foods from all of the important food groups: vegetables, fruit, dairy, grains, meat, and meat substitutes. Once you get the hang of eating healthy, you’ll find a variety of delicious meals and snacks to choose from. Small tweaks to your eating plan can help you manage your blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Adding physical activity to your weekly routine not only helps you feel good overall, but can also help manage diabetes.
During exercise, your cells take glucose out of the blood. Staying active can lower your blood glucose for 24 hours or more after a workout by making your body more sensitive to insulin. The overall effect on your blood glucose will depend on various factors, including the length of activity.
Try aerobic activities, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, strength training with resistance bands, or flexibility training through various stretches.
Let's Be Well
Let’s Be Well is a symbol of a new beginning, a roadmap to help take back your health and your life. When you open this box we want you to feel inspired to become the best version of you. It starts with one small step.
Let's take it together.