Presentation on theme: "Sweet Success Diabetes Prevention for You and Your Family Wellness for Women."— Presentation transcript:
Sweet Success Diabetes Prevention for You and Your Family Wellness for Women
Sweet Success Stay Healthy These are things all people have to do to stay healthy: Avoid smoking Get regular exercise Eat a balanced diet Weight management
Sweet Success Measures of Good Health Blood pressure of 120/80 or lower Total cholesterol below 200 –HDL cholesterol 55 or more –Triglyceride level below 150 Hemoglobin A1c less than 5% Waistline below 35 inches Feeling well and being active
Sweet Success Questions to Ponder To reach these measures of good health, people usually have to make changes in their daily lives. They often ponder the following questions: What are the risks if I don’t change? Do I really have to change? What are the costs and what are the benefits? What will my friends and family say?
Sweet Success Previous Risk May add to Future Risk
Sweet Success Future Risk If you had gestational diabetes or a family member has diabetes, you are at risk of developing diabetes unless you make changes in eating and exercise
Sweet Success Future Risk Most Americans do not eat well Do not exercise enough Weigh too much And therefore are at increased risk of diabetes!
Sweet Success Cost versus Benefit There may be costs involved as you buy wholesome foods or walking shoes. Costs tend to be out-weighed by the benefits of saving healthcare costs later for diabetes care.
Sweet Success How Family and Friends Are Affected Sometimes they may be upset when your changes affect them in ways such as not buying sweets or going for a walk instead of watching TV Eventually they come to accept the needed changes and feel better too.
Sweet Success Basic Skills to Support Your Ways To Improve Your Health Communication Assertiveness Problem solving Time Management
Sweet Success Communication Listen to family and friends Talk things out
Sweet Success Assertiveness Speak up for your goals Be understanding of the other person’s frustration
Sweet Success Problem Solving If you don’t feel safe walking alone, find a friend to walk with you
Sweet Success Time Management First things first! Your health and your family’s health are top priorities!
Sweet Success Exercise Good things come from exercise: Exercise for stress control Exercise for your soul Exercise for your self-image
Sweet Success Exercise Choices Choose an exercise that you enjoy and that fits your personality Exercise 30 minutes daily
Sweet Success Getting Started with Exercise Make it as enjoyable as you can Doing a little is better than doing nothing Consider lessons or joining a group Exercise daily to get used to it Start slowly
Sweet Success Skills from A to Z to help you persevere! A Allow time for your health needs B Begin now C Choose wisely D Draw a deep breath and let go
Sweet Success Skills from A to Z to help you persevere! E Eat in healthy ways F Focus on your new health plan G Give and receive H Humor, use it
Sweet Success Skills from A to Z to help you persevere! I Imagine a happy future J Join good people K Know your strengths L Look for alternatives
Sweet Success Skills from A to Z to help you persevere! M Motive N Nurture yourself O One step at a time P Practice patience
Sweet Success Skills from A to Z to help you persevere! Q Quality time R Relax S Smile T Time management
Sweet Success Skills from A to Z to help you persevere! U Use your talents V Volunteer W Walk X Exercise
Sweet Success Skills from A to Z to help you persevere! Y Yearly check up for diabetes and health Z Zest for life