Men, put your health first and manage your diabetes

Studies show that men are less likely than women to get medical care. They are also more likely to have unhealthy lifestyles. And they often don’t want to talk about their health or monitor it regularly. If you are a man with diabetes, you can learn how to manage your diabetes and take care of your health.

Diabetes Can Lead to Health Problems

If you have diabetes, you have a greater chance of erectile dysfunction (impotence). That is when a man can no longer have or keep an erection. You may also be at risk for other health issues such as:

  • Stroke and heart problems
  • Eye problems that make you lose your sight
  • Kidney problems that cause your kidneys to stop working
  • Tooth and gum problems
  • Pain, tingling, or numbness in your hands and feet that can lead to the loss of a toe or foot

There are healthy changes you can make every day to help prevent or delay diabetes complications. Like quitting smoking if you smoke, reaching and staying at a healthy weight, being physically active, and following your doctor’s recommendations. Start slow. Even small changes in your everyday life can make a big difference in your overall health.

Start Improving Your Health Today

If you put your health first, there are many ways you can lead a healthier life and manage your diabetes. Regular care by a health care provider is important if you have diabetes. Follow these steps to start taking better care of your diabetes and improve your health:

  • Find a doctor you can trust.
  • Keep all of your doctor’s appointments.
  • Ask your doctor what you can do to avoid or reduce stress.
  • Learn about types of physical activity you could try to reach and stay at a healthy weight.
  • Ask your doctor to help you find a diabetes education program that is right for you.
  • Get support from family members and friends to help you stay on track to manage your diabetes.

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Interview with Dr. Phil McGraw! Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes.

Dr. Phil McGraw is best known as the host of the top-rated daytime talk show, “Dr. Phil.” He is also an accomplished author, having written eight New York Times No. 1 bestsellers and is frequently called upon for his expert opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets.

Dr. Phil has lived with type 2 diabetes for more than 25 years. He has recently partnered with AstraZeneca for the “ON IT Movement,” an awareness campaign that seeks to empower adults living with type 2 diabetes to take an active role in managing the condition to get on – and stay on – a healthy path. The campaign leverages Dr. Phil’s personal experience living with type 2 diabetes and his professional experience as a former practicing clinical psychologist to engage, motivate and inspire people to commit to take action and more effectively manage their type 2 diabetes. In addition, the ON IT Movement seeks to elevate the national conversation around type 2 diabetes to encourage appropriate action that will better support people living with the condition.


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Dr. Phil McGraw is best known as the host of the top-rated daytime talk show, “Dr. Phil.” He is also an accomplished author, having written eight New York Times No. 1 bestsellers and is frequently called upon for his expert opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets.

Dr. Phil has lived with type 2 diabetes for more than 25 years. He has recently partnered with AstraZeneca for the “ON IT Movement,” an awareness campaign that seeks to empower adults living with type 2 diabetes to take an active role in managing the condition to get on – and stay on – a healthy path. The campaign leverages Dr. Phil’s personal experience living with type 2 diabetes and his professional experience as a former practicing clinical psychologist to engage, motivate and inspire people to commit to take action and more effectively manage their type 2 diabetes. In addition, the ON IT Movement seeks to elevate the national conversation around type 2 diabetes to encourage appropriate action that will better support people living with the condition.
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