Type 2 diabetes prevention

If you have Type 2 Diabetes you may feel like you have been dealt a bad hand, but the good news is you can change it. Studies have shown that Type 2 Diabetes is preventable and often reversible. All you have to do is incorporate some healthy lifestyle changes into your life and you may find that your diabetes will vanish all together. If you are looking to prevent this form of diabetes, then follow these very important steps to help you stay healthy.

To begin, start with looking at your diet. I know a lot of us do not want to really take a close look at what we are eating. We are afraid of giving up our comfort foods, but most people with Type 2 Diabetes are quite a bit overweight. If you know that you are overweight then why not make the proper changes now to avoid having to deal with diabetes. Eating a proper diet will drastically improve your health, help you to lose weight and greatly lesson your chance of getting Type 2 diabetes. If you already have Type 2 diabetes this is something that you can do to start your path to recovery.

When choosing your meals, be sure you are eating foods that are not high in saturated fats or trans-fats. Be sure your diet is made up mostly by fresh vegetables, fruits and also whole grains. You do not have to starve yourself, but make sure you are eating a normal sized meal and not a supersized one. The portion sizes at restaurants and fast food joints have gotten enormous compared to what the average person should be eating at a meal and most of the foods are loaded with calories and fat that we just do not need. You can have fat in your diet, just be sure it is the healthy kinds that are beneficial to your body and not the types that are doing your body damage. Be sure to eat lean proteins and stay away from eating red meat as much as possible. Also, stay away from too much sugar! Stop drinking sodas and juices full of sugar. Really evaluate what goes in your mouth every time you eat or drink. Try switching over to drinking water. Before you sit down to a meal, drink a glass of water. Often we over eat because we are actually dehydrated and this has fooled our body into thinking we are hungry. You may consider seeing a dietitian to get you started on a healthy eating plan. If you do not know a lot about nutrition, this may be a good option for you to learn about making better food choices.

Now you know that with losing weight and eating a good diet, comes exercise. Although it may seem like a bad word to some, exercise is the next best thing to help you conquer your diabetes challenge. As little as 30 minutes of exercise a day can make an enormous difference in your overall health. If you are not used to a lot of physical activity, then this can help you lose those extra pounds even quicker. If you do not feel up to exercising a full 30 minutes right away it is okay. Just start slow and add a few minutes to your routine each day until you have reached 30 minutes or more of daily exercise.

Type 2 Diabetes is preventable and only you are in charge of what you do with your life. If you do not want to end up with diabetes or if you already have diabetes, try living a healthier, more active lifestyle and I bet your risk for Type 2 Diabetes will lesson by each and every day.


Last updated on May 17th, 2009 and filed under Diabetes Mellitus. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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