Diabetes can be prevented. It is up to you to take the steps now that will save you from this difficult disease.
Losing some weight is a major factor in diabetes prevention. This is not to say diet heavily: a 200 pound person should generally only lose 10 lbs. If you are already at a fit weight, then you are ahead of the game. If you are trying to lose weight, attempt to lose between a half pound and one pound a week: slow steady weight loss is the key to keeping the weight off.
Exercise is one of the major keys to preventing diabetes. Being moderately active for 150 minutes a week is enough exercise to help you lose weight and to prevent diabetes.
Eat healthily to prevent diabetes. This means choosing fruits and vegetables over processed sugars, and choosing whole grain items. Healthy food choices will help you feel best about your body.
It is especially important to try to prevent diabetes if you are in one of the high-risk groups. Family history doesn’t have to create your health problems: you can take charge of your life and prevent diabetes starting today.
Ask your doctor, dietician, or health care professional for further advice on diabetes prevention.
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