Education is critical to empowering communities. Preventing diabetes requires making informed decisions for improved nutrition and physical activity. Several important risk factors that can lead to the development of diabetes have been identified: excess body weight, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition. It is crucial that everyone, especially those diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, follow the principles of prevention through weight loss, increased physical activity, and improved nutrition. This will reduce the risks of the onset of diabetes or the development of serious complications associated with the disease.
To prevent onset of diabetes for future generations, we must tackle obesity today, especially among our youth. Engaging families, from teenagers to grandfathers, to challenge themselves to lead healthier lives will not only improve their well-being, but also set an example for their siblings, children, and grandchildren.
PSDCF is committed to fighting obesity and promoting diabetes prevention in at-risk communities.