For the first time World Health Day next Thursday will focus on diabetes. Manitoba Regional Manager for the Canadian Diabetes Association Andrea Kwasnicki says diabetes is at epidemic levels across the country and the world and people play a role in their own health outcome. She explains diabetes is pretty much a self-manageable disease especially type two diabetes, type one is more so genetic, but with type two you’re able to manage through healthy food choices, physical activity, things like that to reduce your risk. She says definitely self-management plays a big part in what you can do to control your own destiny so to speak.
Kwasnicki adds you can learn more at their website www.diabetes.ca where you can find interactive tools, solutions and self management tips that will help you move forward with your diabetes.