MADEIRA BEACH, Fla., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes is a life-altering and life-threatening disease. Unfortunately, everyone with diabetes is at greater risk for complications, including: heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, blindness, amputations, Alzheimer's disease, dental (oral) problems and more. Seven out of 10 people with diabetes suffer from at least one complication of diabetes and many of them suffer from more than one. But, these complications don't have to be the inevitable result of diabetes. It's one of the reasons Defeat Diabetes Foundation has published the Defeat Diabetes® Rules for Survival™ series - to help people with diabetes live healthier and avoid the tragic and profound complications of the disease.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, or a veteran of diabetes, you know that diabetes is a complex and confusing disease. In addition to drastic lifestyle changes, people with diabetes are confronted with terminology and procedures that range from intimidating to overwhelming. This EBook series will explain the ways diabetes can impact your various organ systems and how to avoid complications.
The average person with diabetes spends a mere 63 minutes each year with their doctor. The rest of the time they are solely responsible for managing their own condition. As a diabetic, your continued good health depends on having knowledge about all aspects of diabetes. Such knowledge is an important component to your long-term physical and emotional health.
"Diabetics are neither helpless nor hopeless," says Defeat Diabetes Foundation Executive Director Andrew P. Mandell – Mr. Diabetes®. "It's possible to live a long, active and fruitful life with diabetes - you just need to follow the 'rules for survival.' In spite of severe diabetic neuropathy (and other diabetes-related issues), I walked the 10,000-mile perimeter of the United States. I couldn't have done that if I didn't take control of my condition," Mandell continued.
"People who are in good control of their diabetes have a lifestyle that everyone should emulate," says Mandell. "Eating healthy whole foods, including plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and fish, and being physically active at least 30 minutes per day is a prescription for health for diabetics and non-diabetics alike," concludes Mandell.
In addition to eating healthy and getting regular physical activity, people with diabetes should see their doctor at least four times yearly and have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked, as well as a regular A1C test.
The Defeat Diabetes® Rules For Survival™ EBooks offer life-saving information for people with diabetes – essential information they need to be proactive about their disease. Actually, the information in these books is valuable for everybody's good health.
There is NO CURE for diabetes, but PREVENTION is possible! This vital information will help prevent diabetes complications.
The series is being launched with 6 titles: Dental and Oral Care, Kidney Health, Foot Care, Visual Health, Hearing Care, Heart and Vascular Health. The EBooks are priced $2.99 - $6.99 and are available for Kindle at Amazon.com exclusively for the next 90 days. Additional titles are scheduled for release: Celebration Tips, Traveling with Diabetes, Emergency Preparedness and more. Check with Defeat Diabetes Foundation, the leader in providing current and accurate diabetes information, for upcoming releases.
About Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in 1990 by people with diabetes and is dedicated to the prevention, early identification and effective self-care of diabetes. Our mission is to empower a generation with the resources to live free from diabetes and/or its complications. For More Information Visit: www.DefeatDiabetes.org
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