How to prevent type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented. One of the main risk causes of type 2 Diabetes is obesity, the growing number of obesity cases in our society has shoot up type 2 Diabetes worldwide.

Type 2 Diabetes is the most common kind of diabetes (close to 90% out of all individuals with diabetes suffer from type 2). Type 2 Diabetes don´t let your body uses insulin properly. Half the people with diabetes don´t even know they suffer from it, many discover it when it comes to blurred vision, heart diseases or other of its complications. But, type 2 diabetes can be prevented.

Type 2 Diabetes pathology has preventable risk elements, such as lifestyle and unpreventable one such as genetics or age. Intervention in the preventable ones with a change in lifestyle habits is key to avoid development of this pathology. Moreover, we must change our lifestyle when we have genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes.

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Recommendations to prevent type 2 Diabetes.

Measures to prevent type 2 Diabetes are founded on two pillars: healthy diet and moderate physical activity. Both driven to keep a healthy weight. But, there are other useful guidelines to follow that decrease the risk to develop type 2 Diabetes.

  • how to prevent type2 diabetesFollow a healthy diet (with the Healthy Eating Plate)
  • Moderate physical activity (walking 30 minutes daily)
  • Keep a health weight
  • Drink water (avoid juices, sweetened beverages or alcohol)
  • Measure our glucose levels (a regular control helps to detect prediabetes and start acting)
  • Sleep well (quality of sleep decreases type 2 diabetes risk)
  • Scape from stress.

These guidelines are decisive, both to prevent type 2 diabetes and to reduce its complications in people who has already developed it. Knowing genetic risk to type 2 diabetes allows to anticipate and apply measures to prevent the development of the pathology.

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