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How to prevent diabetes and i want a program to gain weight and some exercices to become more strengther and to be a healthier man?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lifestyle, diet: Diabetes is not 100% preventable, but we can lower risk by maintaining normal weight, avoiding highly processed foods and simple sugars, getting regular aerobic exercise and sufficient rest. Adding weight training will help increase muscle mass and strength.
Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Dear Motivated: Keep up the motivation. To prevent diabetes start by going to the American Diabetes Association web site and start researching. Start taking notes. They have many links that will guide you on keeping a healthy lifestyle. Diet and exercise. Next see if there is gym or YMCA type organization in Tunis so that you can start working out. Good luck!
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Opposing goals?: Diabetes especially type II is linked to obesity. Thus unless all you gain is muscle, the extra fat will make your body less responsive to insulin making you more at risk for diabetes. Be sure to do both aerobic exercise and weight training. Avoid too much carbohydrate.

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