Diabetes Prevention: 7 Simple Tips To Reduce Risk

Diabetes Prevention: 7 Simple Tips To Reduce Risk

There’s No Food That Causes Diabetes…

What Causes Type II Diabetes is Being Overweight. One scary fact of Diabetes – “One-Fourth of People Don’t Know They’ve Diabetes”. Consequently, given the complications of chronically high blood sugar: stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, foot amputation, and sight-robbing eye disease. It’s never too late to start. Eating more healthfully, losing a few extra pounds and becoming more physically active can help in preventing diabetes. Below mentioned 7 simple changes in your lifestyle may help you prevent health complications of diabetes down the road including kidney, nerve and heart damage.

  1. Burn Extra Body Fat

Do you know that being overweight is a major risk factor for diabetes? Be fit and prevent thus illness. Shedding every kilogram i.e. 2.2 pounds of weight reduces diabetes risk by almost 16 percent.

  1. Start a Plant-Based, Low-Calorie Diet

Include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in your meal plate. Replace your morning and evening snacks with fruits like orange, apple. A study shows that a well-planned dietary pattern study reduces the risk of diabetes. Additionally, try to avoid processed foods or foods that are rich in saturated fat, trans fats, and sugar.

  1. Drink More Water

Water is the driving force of all nature – Leonardo da Vinci. Replace your glass of sugar-sweetened beverages with a glass of water. Before every meal, drink a full glass of water. Cut numerous sugar-sweetened beverages including soft drinks/sodas and flavored juice drinks to prevent the risk of obesity and diabetes.

  1. Become More Physically Active

Research says that sedentariness nurtures the risk of diabetes. Physical activity effectively renders cells that are more sensitive to insulin. Exercise moderately for 150 minutes a week or brisk walk at least for 30 minutes every day.

  1. Live a Stress-Free Life
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It has been proven that stress triggers the release of few hormones that increase the blood sugar. Manage you stress via mindfulness meditation, physical activity, social support or any other effective way to prevent diabetes.

  1. Go to Bed on Time

Lesser hours of sleep or poor quality enhances the risk for diabetes and obesity. Don’t fill yourself before going on the bed and try to avoid midnight snacks.

  1. Keep Medical Appointments

Type 2 Diabetes is more common than those of Type 1 Diabetes. However, symptoms of type 2 diabetes are less dramatic than the warning signs of type 1 diabetes. This is why it is very crucial to see your doctor regularly.


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