According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 29 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes. That’s nearly 9 percent of the total population. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that can lead to long-term complications, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness and poor circulation, which can lead to amputations.
According to recent studies, the consumption of milk products may be associated with a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For those suffering from the disease, maintaining a healthy weight through a combination of diet and exercise can be important in its successful management. In this case, low-fat and low-calorie milk products can help provide much needed protein and other nutrients while also helping maintain a healthy weight.
Hiland Dairy offers a broad range of healthy and wholesome milk products that are made fresh by your local, hometown dairy. These include skim and low-fat milk, milk alternatives, yogurts and cheeses.
We also offer a variety of tasty recipes on our website, many of which are low in fat and/or calories.
This November, let’s all do what we can to raise diabetes awareness and try to lead healthier lifestyles. So, enjoy that cottage cheese. Pour some skim milk on your cereal or in your coffee. Add some fresh fruit to your creamy Greek yogurt. Whatever you do, Hiland Dairy wants to be a partner in your healthy, diabetes-free life.
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