Healthy Living Blog
What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?
One in three American adults is at risk for
developing type 2 diabetes, a
serious disease. However, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with
healthy lifestyle modifications. The first step is learning your risk.
That’s why this year the Salt Lake County
Health Department is participating in American
Diabetes Association Alert Day®. On March 27, we encourage you to take a simple and anonymous
one-minute risk test to find out if you are at risk
for developing type 2 diabetes.
Once you’ve taken the test, share it with
friends and family—with 84 million Americans at risk for developing type 2
diabetes, someone you love could be at risk.
You can also learn more about
how to prevent type 2 diabetes and how to fight back to help transform your life
Take the prediabetes risk test
this year for Alert Day and help others do the same.
Prevent Diabetes Now! Enroll.
Have you heard?
Have you heard about the new blood pressure guidelines?
health professional organizations worked together to review high blood pressure
diagnosis guidelines and found that by adding a new category of “Elevated” people
would be alerted earlier to their risk for high blood pressure. Having high
blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, and other heart events.
are told you have ‘Elevated’ or ‘Stage One’ high blood pressure, you can work
with your doctor to make healthier lifestyle choices such as increasing
physical activity, eating a nutritious diet, and managing your weight.
For more information visit the American Heart Association Website now.
QPR is to Suicide what CPR is to Cardiac Arrest
Control your Asthma, Attend this FREE Workshop
Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to learn how to control your
asthma? At the Kearns Library on January 31, we will be holding an Asthma Class
to help you learn the basics of how to control asthma so it doesn’t control
you. We will be discussing:
- trigger management
- medication use
- answer all of your questions
All ages welcome! We will hold a class in
English at 6 PM and a class in
Spanish at 7:30 PM. Mark your calendars and tell