As of 2010, 25.8 million people (8.3% of the population) have diabetes.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
Texas insurance agency, Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, is taking a stand this month and raising awareness for National Diabetes Awareness Month. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise across the United States and will not come to a halt unless healthy habits are adopted. Yes, factors such as age, family history and ethnicity are not going to change but the Texas community must realize that there are specific habits that CAN be changed.
FACT: Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. “As of 2010, 25.8 million people (8.3% of the population) have diabetes,” according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the number of cases continues to rise, so does the need for awareness. Noltensmeyer Insurance Services is here to make that happen.
In light of the month and in order to bring more awareness to this deadly disease, the agency has put together a list of prevention tactics that can help individuals reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
- Maintain a normal weight (a body max index of 25 or below)
- Remain smoke-free, or quit as soon as possible
- Keep active (at least 20-30 minutes of cardio a day)
- Consume a healthy diet full of fiber, whole grains, vegetables and fruits
- Drink alcoholic beverages in moderation, if at all
- Avoid consuming a large amount of sugary carbohydrates
- Keep cholesterol levels under control
- Pay the doctor a visit each year to keep up with changes in health
Noltensmeyer Insurance Services is committed to providing the community with health tips and guidance. An individual’s health should be valued. Besides reducing the risk of illness, good health will also ensure an affordable Texas health insurance and life insurance premium. For more tips or information, contact the agency today!
About Noltensmeyer Insurance Services:
Located in the heart of Houston, Noltensmeyer Insurance Services is proud to serve the entire state of Texas. The agency continually offers quality coverage and superior customer service while offering low rates. The 20 agents that comprise Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC write auto, home, commercial and health insurance policies. The agency’s staff is divided into teams to help assist its clients who have specific insurance needs.