Temecula man finds motivation to improve his health

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Jim Diaz of Temecula strives for a healthy lifestyle. Valley News/Courtesy photo
November is National Diabetes Month, a time to bring awareness to the disease that occurs when blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is the body’s main source of energy and comes from the food that is eaten. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into the cells to be used for energy. This year’s focus is on prediabetes and preventing diabetes and the 2021 campaign is “Small Steps, Big Difference.” Jim Diaz’ wife surprised him with a 23andMe DNA kit eight months ago, thinking that the health report it included would be essential to him. And it was. After learning he had an increased likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes, he was motivated to make healthier lifestyle changes. Diaz has three children, nine grandchild
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