Take Control! Diabetes Prevention Tips
With an estimated 24 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, we often get calls from people needing insurance to cover treatments associated with the disease. While our Health Essential
* plan will issue coverage to those with the illness, unfortunately, most insurance companies are not able to take on the risks and costs associated with diabetes and the lion's share simply do not cover it. The good news is that for most of us, Type 2 diabetes (the most common form) is preventable.
This month, we're taking this opportunity to share 5 tips from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic to help you take control of your health (and your ability to qualify for insurance!):
1. Get more physically active
There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Exercise can help you...
2. Get plenty of fiber
It's rough, it's tough—and it may help you...
3. Go for whole grains
Although it's not clear why, whole grains may reduce your risk of diabetes...
4. Lose extra weight
If you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss...
5. Skip fad diets and make healthier choices
Read the 5 tips in full �
Low-carb diets, the glycemic index diet or other fad diets may help you lose weight at first...
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, please call us at (800) 647-4589.
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Writing This Month
Alyssa Wright, Broker Advisor and Plan Specialist at Insurance Services of America, is dedicated to leading a healthy lifestyle. Prior to joining our team earlier this year, she encouraged people to wellness as a corporate health coach!
Learn more about Alyssa at www.BestShortTermPlan.com.