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How to prevent diabetes
There are several factors that increase the risk of developing diabetes and there are ways to prevent the disease and reduce its complications. If you are overweight, are older than 45, and have a family history of diabetes, you could be suffering from pre-diabetes. Millions of people have pre-diabetes and do not know it.
Do you have any of these symptoms:
If you have one or more of these symptoms, see your doctor. A blood test will determine whether your blood glucose level indicates pre-diabetes.
Your doctor will tell you what steps to follow and whether you need medication to stop the development of diabetes. You may only have to make some simple lifestyle changes.
Watch your weight. Overweight is a very important risk factor for diabetes, and also increases the risk of strokes and heart attack.
Cut back your calorie consumption. Eat fewer foods that are high in fat and sugar and drink fewer sodas and alcoholic beverages. If you smoke, quit.
Make exercise part of your daily routine. Spend a minimum of 30 minutes on activities that require physical exertion. Besides helping you control your weight, exercise strengthens your cardiovascular system.
Learn to relax and control stress. These steps all improve help and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
This information is meant only to educate and inform. Do not take or discontinue any action based on this information. It is important to consult your doctor.