The eating habits or sugary drinks are very unhealthy and this is the main cause of diabetes rates. According to the National Diabetes Institute (NADI) statistics, almost half of our nation has diabetes!
So something needs to be done immediately to prevent or control type 2 diabetes – the most common type of diabetes. In addition to reducing sugar intake, here are some simple steps to take:
1. Do physical activity
Exercise will definitely keep your body healthy. In addition, it can lose weight, lower sugar levels and boost insulin sensitivity.
According to the study, aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes. So, you might already sign up for classes offering these 2 activities, right?
2. Lose weight
We are always bombarded with the fact that obese people are more prone to diabetes. In fact, it may be right. So try to lose weight.
According to the survey, individuals who lose 7 percent of their weight can reduce their risk of diabetes by 60%! That’s a lot, right?
3. Take more fiber
Fiber-rich foods like vegetables, fruits and legumes are great at controlling blood sugar.
Not only that, it can also help lower your risk of heart disease and keep you full even when you don’t eat much. Because of this, you can also indirectly lose weight.
4. Take more whole grains
Foods categorized as whole grains are also said to help regulate blood sugar. So, take more whole grain foods like bread, pasta and cereals.
However, not all of these products can be classified as whole grain foods, depending on the ingredients in them. Therefore, be a smart user in choosing.
5. Ignore “Fad Diet”
The “Fad Diet” is a low-carb diet, a glycemic index diet and many other types of diets that can help you lose weight. It may be good in some ways but its effectiveness in preventing diabetes and its long-term effects are not fully known.
This is because you will lose many of the essential nutrients for your body. Naturally, take a healthy and balanced diet with all the nutrients you need.
When to see a doctor?
The American Diabetes Association recommends that you do a diabetes check if you: have reached the age of 45, have had diabetes, has excess weight or obesity, have a family history of diabetes, living a less active life.
In conclusion, the doctor recommends that individuals 45 years of age go through a three-year diabetes screening. However, don’t wait until it’s too late to start changing your life in an attempt to prevent this dangerous disease, huh?
7th April 2020 21:42
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