American Diabetes Month

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American Diabetes Month

November is here and that means that it’s American Diabetes Month. With over 10% of the US population diagnosed with diabetes, it’s important for everyone to know the signs, symptoms and treatment for the ailment. However, today, we are going to take some time to focus on the foods that can not only improve how you feel but also actively lower your blood sugar levels. 

Leafy Green Veggies 

As you’ve heard many times before, eating leafy green vegetables results in tons of benefits. Not only are they an excellent source of vitamins like A, C, E and K but they are also full of iron, calcium and potassium. These delicious veggies are also low in carbs and calories too which helps keep your weight and blood sugar in check.  


Almost everyone knows that beans are a great source of protein, but not many people know that they’re also packed with vitamins and minerals. Magnesium, potassium and fiber are all present and plentiful in beans and can help you keep your blood sugar level throughout the day.  


Satisfy that sweet tooth with assorted berries! Berries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Not only can you get a sweet fix, but you can also get vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and fiber.  


Different varieties of fish are high in Omega-3 fats that help you reduce your risk of inflammation and heart disease. In fact, it’s recommended that diabetics eat fish twice per week. Salmon, herring, trout and tuna are all great ways to get your Omega-3 fats all while enjoying a delicious meal. 

Keep a Budget 

Eating healthy can seem expensive. Fresh fruits and vegetables can make your grocery bill skyrocket. Keep your budget low by shopping the sales or buying canned and frozen food. Veggies keep their nutritional value despite freezing or canning, so no need to buy fresh. You can also buy canned fish to cut down on costs and keep yourself healthy. 

This National Diabetes Month, we hope that you can find more ways to relieve and manage your symptoms. A healthy diet combined with physical therapy can help you live your best and most healthy life!