How to Prevent Diabetes

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It seems that there are more and more people with diabetes and in fact it is almost an epidemic!  Wouldn’t it be great if you knew there was a way that you could escape from being diagnosed with this problem?

Well there are a number of ways you can prevent diabetes.  In fact there are quiet a few steps you could take that would help you with your overall health and well being.

Most people will have what is known as pre-diabetes long before they have the actual disease. If your doctor has told you that you are pre-diabetic then now is the time to take some steps and get serious about making sure it doesn’t develop into type 2 diabetes.

Here are a number of action steps you can take daily that can stop this disease in its tracks:

  • First and foremost, if you are overweight you will need to reduce your weight. This is very important and is the first step to not only preventing diabetes but in improving your overall health and well-being.
  • Also important is being able to reduce or eliminate fat from your diet. Instead of eating fried foods try grilling or even baking foods and use low-fat or reduced fat products as well.
  • Check out the Glycemic Index of foods. This is important information because certain foods will increase your blood sugar while other will not effect it at all. You want to make sure you are eating foods that can help keep your blood sugar stable.
  • Get hydrated.  It is important to drink at least eight glasses of water a day and if you are overweight you should probably drink more.
  • Want a snack! Try eating healthy foods such as fruit or nuts rather than chips or a chocolate bar.
  • Exercise!  Get moving is a great way to prevent diabetes.  In fact, you will find you feel and look better and you just might have more energy as well. Try for 15-20 minutes a day.  Walking is probably the best way to get started and you don’t need any fancy equipment or a gym membership.

If you try to work some of these steps into your daily routine you just might improve your health and well-being and also help you from being another statistics for diabetes.

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