Diabetes Prevention

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Diabetes prevention is something that millions of people are currently concerned about. Can you prevent becoming a diabetic? The answer is absolutely yes. By participating in a regular exercise program, and eating a diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables, you can prevent ever becoming a diabetic.

What if you have already been diagnosed as having pre-diabetes? Can you prevent becoming a type 2 diabetic? Once again the answer is yes. Pre-diabetes is a serious medical condition that if left untreated may lead to type 2 diabetes. The good news is that by making some simple life style changes, you can stop pre-diabetes in its tracks.

Pre-diabetics can reduce their chances of becoming diabetic in the same way other people can. The first step is to consult your primary care doctor for guidance on a new diet plan. Next, again with doctor's guidance, engage in a daily exercise regimen. By making simple dietary changes and including daily exercise, pre-diabetics may even be able to return their blood glucose levels to the normal range.

Diabetes Prevention and Medicine

Many doctors will agree that although there are some medicines that will help prevent pre-diabetes becoming type 2 diabetes, regular exercise and dietary changes are usually an extremely effective method. Of course, you must work with your doctor to determine which combination is going to be most effective for your diabetes prevention plan. It is usually safe to say, that whatever type of program your doctor puts you on, diet and exercise will play an integral part.

Diet and Diabetes Prevention

Since most type 2 diabetics are overweight, weight reduction via diet and exercise will be crucial factors of a balanced health plan. Type 2 diabetics must pay special attention to the amount of fat in their diet. Usually a healthy diet will contain no more than 20- 30% of calories from fat. Work with your doctor to design a diet that is low in fat and has the right percentage for your specific needs.

The benefits of reducing your weight by diet and exercise can immediately be seen in your blood glucose levels, increases in your good cholesterol and decreases in the bad cholesterol. You will also benefit from decreased blood pressure. All these factors will work in your quest for diabetes prevention.

There are many diets plans marketed to the consumer today. There are very few that are marketed as diabetes prevention plans. However, any diet that is low in fat, with proper amounts of fruits, vegetables and protein could be considered a diabetes prevention diet.

It is important that you do not fall victim to any fad type diets, and instead work with your doctor or nutritionist to design a diet that is appropriate for you. Remember, your goal is not simply to loose weight, but to loose weight while managing your blood glucose levels and getting proper nutrition.

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