ANCHOR LEAD: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. T.K. Anderson has more from one healthcare professional on why a healthy lifestyle is the easiest prevention for diabetes and obesity. (: 60)
SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm T.K. Anderson. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless something is done to curb unhealthy eating in the United States. Family Physician Dr. Luis Pacheco says because of the way many of us live our lives we are putting ourselves at risk for not just diabetes but obesity as well.
CUT: (Pacheco) Diabesity is really the combination of diabetes and obesity. Because we know that they go hand in hand now. With the excess consumption of junk food and the fact that we're not getting enough exercise more and more people are now being diagnosed with diabetes or lets say diabesity, and we're suffering from the complications.
SCRIPT: Dr. Pacheco also says people really need to make wiser choices by getting more exercise and cutting back on their sugar intake or looking for sugar substitutes.
CUT: (Pacheco) One of the favorites ones of my patients is really the one that has been around the longest; Sweet'N Low, the little pink packets.
SCRIPT: For more great tips and recipes to help you stay healthy go to Sweet-N-Low-dot-com. That's Lifestyles from Sweet'N Low. I'm T.K. Anderson.
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