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There are many health things in life that just jump up and grab you. You never see it coming and you would have never dreamed of the impact it could have on your life. The question inevitably runs through your mind. What did I do to deserve this? What could I have done to avoid this?

The truth is there are a lot of health problems that you truly don’t have any control over. Type 1 diabetes for instance. Doctors know what it is and for the most part they know something about treating it, but the cause is illusive. While many times type 2 diabetes can be linked to lifestyle choices, lifestyle doesn’t seem to be a part of the picture with type 1.

Lifestyle choices, and specifically the way we eat, can have a direct impact on health problems such as obesity, colon cancer and heart disease. Making poor choices can lead to the problem. Making good choices can help you avoid them. Family history can also play a part in what happens to you, but more and more we are seeing that family history can be overcome by making prudent choices about how we live.

In a blog posted yesterday on www.thediabetesblog.com by Allie Beatty, Allie shares some very good recommendations for dietary changes that can not only help with control of diabetes, but could have a positive impact on anyone’s life. With life insurance underwriters looking at diabetes control as a major underwriting factor, anyone with diabetes who is anticipating purchasing life insurance should read the article.

Making healthy lifestyle choices can help secure the best possible life insurance rates. Making those choices will likely mean you add years to your life, and healthier years at that.  Choosing a knowledgeable independent life insurance agent can help you make the most of your good choices.

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