WATCH: How you can gain power over diabetes

Kristie Farkash, APRN-CNP and an endocrinology specialist at Kettering Health, explains the empowering changes that can slow down –or even reverse— the effects of diabetes.

“Diabetes is a disease that responds so much to how we choose to live,” she said.

Eating, drinking and exercise are within our control, she said, and little changes can make a difference, giving you some power back.

Find out more by watching the video above.

Our In Your Prime series gives you information you can trust about managing your health and finances, Medicare options and living a fulfilled life in retirement and beyond.

The video above is just a portion of a program in which Jana Collier, the publisher of the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and the Journal-News, sits down with local experts and leaders in their field to discuss the following subjects:

· Muna Jneidi, MD, Internal Medicine with Kettering Health: Bone health for women and men.

· Kristie Farkash, APRN-CNP with Kettering Health: Diabetes lifestyle tips

· Kim Sheehan, the Senior Health and Wellness Director with the YMCA of Greater Dayton: Creating a life of wellness as a senior.

Watch our full program here: