Learning to live with diabetes
Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is a life-changing event that requires patients to take control of their health care. For some that means monitoring blood sugar levels. For others it’s overhauling diets and exercise habits.
Living with diabetes
Diabetes is a growing epidemic that is tied directly to America's increasing waistline. Lawrence resident Ginny Conard lost more than 60 pounds to better control her diabetes.
Gaining control of weight can make disease easier to manage
Ginny Conard did lunges while vacuuming, cut soda from her diet, worked with a personal trainer and walked all over northern Lawrence to regain control of her diabetes. In the process she dropped from 164 pounds to 104 pounds. And while she still needs to take insulin, she’s come a long way in managing the disease.
People who lost a modest amount of weight by eating healthier and exercising more reduced their risk of developing diabetes more than people who took the drug metformin.