Preventing Diabetes

Even if you do not suffer from diabetes (which can be a very difficult condition to manage) it is very important for your well being to take the right measures in order to remain healthy and to prevent it. There are some easy steps you can take in order to achieve this, such as adopting and maintaining a healthy life style. Not only will this reduce the risk of developing the condition of diabetes, which can come in many forms, but it can also prevent other serious conditions such as a heart disease. Adopting a healthy lifestyle can mean many things, but the good news is that there is really no need to exaggerate anything to achieve this. It just basically means eating healthy (maintaining a healthy diet), keeping your weight to a normal level for your height (you can find lots of information on this on the web, such as charts), undertaking exercise and sport (even if you are not very fit as a person, a simple everyday walk can mean a lot for your health!), quitting bad habits (such as smoking or excessive drinking ) and reducing your exposure to stress (this means trying to fix and addressing any aspect of your life that causes stress for you, within the limits of possibility of course!).

It is also OK for your new and healthy lifestyle to continually change, improve and adapt (depending on your knowledge, requirements, resources and time) as you learn how to properly make changes for the better. However don’t start something and then quit (or not stick with the plan). New technology advances and new health discoveries will help surely help you with this (if you choose to go down this path). It is crucial that you learn anything you can about different aspects of positive lifestyles and adapt to it! Like we said in the beginning, do not exaggerate anything and only do things that you feel comfortable with.

Eating healthy foods is an easy step to start with. This means that you should minimize fast-food, junk-food, and not too many sugary sweets please; they can have a nasty effect on your health and blood sugars (glucose) if they are consumed over a long periods of time. Medical research has shown that by adopting a healthy diet you greatly reduce the risks of developing various conditions, especially the chronic diseases such as diabetes. Choose a healthy diet that includes a large amount of fruit and vegetables, which contain the important fibre you need to lower the rate (or slow down) sugar (glucose) absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, so your blood glucose levels don’t rise too quickly! It is also very important to consume vegetables as they are (raw) and try not to overcook them as they lose all their wonderful healthy nutrients. A good healthy diet is also one that contains low fat, low salt low cholesterol and low saturated fat (less than 6 g per 100g). The cholesterol is a major factor for heart disease not helped by too many fast-food type of meals. Always be well informed of the nutritional content when consuming new types (and old types!) of food; again there is a lot of useful information on this topic out there.

It is equally important to maintain a normal healthy weight for your body. It is proven and you surely know this by now, that excess body fat often times leads to heart (cardiovascular) conditions and other health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

One Response to Preventing Diabetes

  1. ouch says:

    I’m 17 male and both sides of my family have diabetes. Couple of years I’ve been experiencing symptoms of diabetes like increase in urination and increase in hunger. I recently went to test my blood for sugar/cholesterol (I fast overnight and then did the blood work). They said my sugar/ cholesterol is good but i’m lacking vitamins. Now I decided to go on a complete sugar-free diet/exercise. What can I do?

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