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9 Easy Ways You Can Prevent Diabetes

By: Gideon |Time : May 24, 2020, 09:20:29 PM
Changing your lifestyle could be a big step toward diabetes prevention and it’s never too late to start.

It becomes even more important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you’re at increased risk of diabetes, such as if you’re overweight or you have a family history of the disease or you have been diagnosed with prediabetes (also known as impaired fasting glucose).

Listed below are some diabetes prevention tips  according to Healthline:

Cut sugar and refined carbs from your diet
Eating foods high in refined carbs and sugar increases blood sugar and insulin levels, which may lead to diabetes over time. Avoiding these foods may help reduce your risk.

Work out regularly
Performing physical activity on a regular basis can increase insulin secretion and sensitivity, which may help prevent the progression from prediabetes to diabetes.

Drink water as your regular beverage
Drinking water instead of other beverages may help control blood sugar and insulin levels, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes.

Control your weight
Excess weight is the single most important cause of type 2 diabetes. Losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range. Losing 7-10% of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

Don’t smoke
Add type 2 diabetes to the long list of health problems linked with smoking. Smokers are roughly 50% more likely to develop diabetes than nonsmokers, and heavy smokers have an even higher risk. Quitting has been shown to reduce this risk over time.

Eat a high fibre diet
Consuming a good fiber source at each meal can help prevent spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels, which may help reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

Optimise Vitamin D level
Consuming foods high in vitamin D or taking supplements can help optimize vitamin D blood levels, which can reduce your risk of diabetes.

Drink coffee or tea
Drinking coffee or tea may help reduce blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of diabetes.

Minimise intake of processed foods
Minimising processed foods and focusing on whole foods with protective effects on health may help decrease the risk of diabetes.

Re: 9 Easy Ways You Can Prevent Diabetes

By: Gideon |Time : May 24, 2020, 09:24:19 PM
This article is just another reminder for individuals out there to reduce their sugar intake so as to reduce diabetes incidences. The COVID 19 virus attacks underlying health conditions and diabetes is one of such conditions.

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