Diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening complications. Fortunately, it’s also highly preventable. In this article, Dr. Mahmud Kara, explore how you can prevent diabetes with simple changes in your lifestyle. We’ll also discuss what happens when these strategies fail and what you should do if they do.
Exercise can be a powerful tool in preventing diabetes. It not only helps you lose weight, but it also helps manage your blood sugar levels and stress levels. Exercise can even help you sleep better, feel happier, and improve your overall health.
If you’re already at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes–or if someone close to you is–it’s important to take steps now before it’s too late. Start exercising regularly and eating healthier foods on a regular basis today!
Diabetes is preventable. The best way to reduce your risk of developing diabetes is by eating a healthy diet.
A diet that’s low in fat and high in fiber is best for preventing type 2 diabetes, but there are other things you can do as well:
- Eat more whole grains instead of refined grains (like white bread) or processed foods made with refined flour like crackers, cookies, cakes and pastries. Whole-grain foods include oatmeal; brown rice; whole wheat pasta or breads; wild rice; popcorn kernels (unpopped); buckwheat groats (kasha); barley groats
Medication is not a long-term solution, but it can be used to control blood sugar levels and prevent complications. Medication may help you achieve your diabetes goals by lowering your A1C and reducing the amount of insulin needed to keep your blood sugar under control.
If you take diabetes medications, it’s important that you:
- Understand the risks and benefits of each type of medication before deciding on an approach for treating your diabetes (or pre-diabetes).
- Take all prescribed doses as directed by your health care team. Make sure that other people who live with or care for you know how much medicine they need to give when they see signs of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), such as shakiness or confusion–these are symptoms that indicate immediate treatment is needed!
diabetes can be prevented
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world, and it can be prevented. According to an article published by the American Diabetes Association, “diabetes is not a normal part of aging.” In fact, diabetes rates have been increasing rapidly over the past few decades–especially among children and adolescents.
The source of this increase is insulin resistance: a condition where your body doesn’t respond properly to insulin (a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar). This causes glucose levels to rise above normal amounts in your bloodstream instead of dropping down into safe ranges like they should be doing if you weren’t insulin-resistant. Most people who are insulin resistant don’t realize it until years after symptoms start appearing because there aren’t any noticeable differences between being healthy and having diabetes–at least not at first glance!
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with diabetes, it may be overwhelming to consider what steps can be taken to prevent the disease from progressing. The good news is that there are many ways to lower your risk of developing the condition and even reverse symptoms of diabetes if they have already begun. It’s important to remember that prevention is always better than treatment!