Anthony Anderson and F.A.C.E. Diabetes
- Created on November 18th, 2010
- By F.A.C.E. Diabetes
When Anthony was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes seven years ago, he felt confident-perhaps overconfident-that he could beat the disease. With a family history of diabetes, Anthony felt he was "in-the-know."
But, in reality, he wasn't.
Anthony, like many people facing diabetes, needed to educate himself. He quickly learned that he had risk factors for type 2 diabetes, such as being overweight and not exercising enough, both of which he could work on.1 Anthony realized he needed to change his ways to actively manage the disease. He began making healthier food choices, exercis
ed more regularly, and worked with a dedicated medical team, including an endocrinologist and nutritionist, to educate himself about how to keep his blood sugar in check. Now he's in control, and can continue to do the things he is passionate about, such as acting, comedy, and golf.
Anthony understands that a positive attitude, coupled with behavioral changes, is the key to successful diabetes management. Anthony joined the F.A.C.E. Diabetes movement in 2010 to share his experience with African American communities throughout the U.S. He believes you, too, can be inspired to make the necessary changes to better manage diabetes.
Anthony's advice: If you take medication, stick to your regimen. Talk to your healthcare provider about a diet and exercise program that is right for you. Above all, empower yourself-with the love and support of your family-to fearlessly face your diabetes.
Reference:National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. Diabetes Overview. Who gets diabetes? http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/overview/#who. Accessed Jun 17, 2010.