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Preventing Diabetes

You can prevent or delay diagnosis of type 2 diabetes by eating healthy, becoming more active, controlling your weight, and lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol by:
  • Eating more fruits and vegetables
  • Eating foods lower in fat and calories
  • Reducing your sodium intake
  • Cutting back on serving sizes at mealtime (try using a smaller plate)
  • In restaurants, ordering smaller portions or putting half your meal into a carryout box before you start eating
  • Drinking water or calorie-free drinks instead of soda or juice
  • Aiming for 30 minutes of physical activity a day - 10 minutes after each meal is best - five days a week.
  • Lowering your weight by 7 percent


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Thank you for the wonderful care I received at Heart of America Medical Center and Johnson Clinic. Even though my stay was brief, their care for me was the best.
Charlotte Brandt, Rugby
Heart of America Medical Center      800 South Main Avenue      Rugby, ND 58368      Tel: 701.776.5261      Fax: 701.776.5448      TDD: 701.776.5043