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Prevention from Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

This one can’t be prevented. The body's immune system destroys insulin producing cells hence there is no insulin to move glucose out of the blood.

Prevention from Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Certain risks can be modified to cut down the probability of developing diabetes, therefore to some extent this one falls under the ‘preventable’ category.

While fat around waist is a significant risk factor for Type 2 diabetes but other reasons such as genetics, age and ethnicity also play a significant role. A combination of genes and lifestyle influences the development of Type 2 diabetes.

Reduce risks for diabetes type 2

Non-modifiable risk factors

Some risk factors such as age, gender and ethnicity cannot be changed.

Modifiable risk factors

Lifestyle! Up to 80 % of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented & risks can be reduced by 60 % if some basic lifestyle changes are made.

Every kilogram of body weight lost could reduce risk of getting type 2 diabetes by up to 15 %.

Tips to Prevent Diabetes

Do more physical activity

It will make you

  • Lose weight
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Boost sensitivity to insulin

Eat plenty of fibre

It may help you

  • Improving blood sugar control
  • Lower risk of heart disease
  • Promote weight loss by making you feel full

High fibre foods are vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts & seeds.

Eat whole grains

Whole grains may reduce the risk of diabetes and help in maintaining blood sugar levels. Try whole grains breads, pasta products and cereals.

Lose extra weight

Diabetes prevention becomes easier with weight loss. Every kg you lose can improve your health and reduce chances of diabetes.

To live healthy & happy, one must keep a check on the body’s functioning by going for regular health checkups. This helps in assessing risk factors and diagnosing diseases at an early stage, which will result in effective treatment and better management of the condition.


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