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Is it possible to prevent diabetes?


Whether you have diabetes or not, you probably know that it is a chronic disease that, although today there is no cure, it does allow those who suffer from it to live healthily if they follow the recommendations of their doctor and lead a healthy lifestyle.

When talking about the prevention of this pathology, it is necessary to differentiate two types of diabetes. On the one hand, there is type 1 diabetes that cannot be prevented; and secondly, type 2 diabetes, whose risk of suffering from it you can minimize and follow a series of healthy tips.

Is it possible to prevent diabetes? If you want to avoid suffering from type 2 diabetes or simply want to feel healthier, you can follow these simple tips:

  1. Take care of your diet: try to eat foods with little fat, cholesterol, salt and sugar and include carbohydrates (whole wheat bread, cereals and pasta), fruits, vegetables and dairy in your diet . This will help you control your sugar level and regulate your blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, try to cut down on fast food and soft drinks because they do not contribute to a healthy weight. If you need more tips on what to eat when you have diabetes you can find them here.
  2. Exercise: Another of the necessary steps to prevent type 2 diabetes is to be active. It is not necessary to go to the gym or play sports with high physical load. You just need to change your daily habits , choosing the stairs instead of the elevator or walking your pets several times a day. The fewer sedentary activities you do, the lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight: By following a balanced and healthy diet and exercising regularly, you will achieve a healthy body weight. Not only will this help your body regulate insulin function, but it will also lower your blood pressure and, with it, your risk of heart disease.

We also recommend that you always be in contact with your doctor to control your weight, your diet and your insulin levels.

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