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What are the key steps in preventing diabetes?

What are the key steps in preventing diabetes?

Stay thin: Regular exercise 30 minutes most days, a healthy diet, and staying thin are very important. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Preventing diabetes (Tip)

Walking for 45 mins, 5 days/ week and balanced diet that is high in fiber can prevent diabetes. ...See more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
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Watch your weight
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Preventing Falls (Checklist)

Avoid throw rugs in the house
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Wear slippers with non-skid soles
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Take a tai chi or yoga class for seniors
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Work on your flexibility, balance, and strength
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I drink a tad over 1 glass of wine (6 ounces)most nights of the week. I also have IFG. Will the wine HELP or HURT my fight against preventing Diabetes?

I drink a tad over 1 glass of wine (6 ounces)most nights of the week. I also have IFG. Will the wine HELP or HURT my fight against preventing Diabetes?

Honestly, the answer: Depends on how much you are able to eliminate other carbohydrates from your diet. A 6 ounce glass of wine contains about 150 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrate. This is certainly manageable and will not adversely affect your efforts in diabetes prevention as long as you keep other carbs in check. Dry wines have lower sugar content: pinot noir, pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc. Salut! ...Read more

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Preventing Rabies (Checklist)

Before you travel, inquire about any local problems with rabies
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If you are bitten by an unknown or wild animal, follow up with your doctor
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Consider rabies prophylaxis if there is a high risk as deemed by your medical doctor
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Does eating food that promotes blood circulation help in preventing diabetes?

Does eating food that promotes blood circulation help in preventing diabetes?

Diet and diabetes: Sometimes certain foods will theoretically delay the onset of type 2 diabetes but this is poorly understood and more hypothetical. Foods containing brewers yeast contain chromium and can be useful as an example. More preventive information is available from:
http://www. Diabetes. Org/diabetes-basics/prevention/. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some economic benefits for diabetes prevention?

Could you tell me what are some economic benefits for diabetes prevention?

Significant: Diabetes is a rest of the life issue for those who have gotten the diagnosis. It is expensive to care for and leads to expensive complications. This includes time off from work which also costs money. If diabetes could be prevented with something as inexpensive as a vaccine, then billions could be saved. ...Read more

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Preventing the Flu (Checklist)

Get plenty of sleep
daily
Avoid coming into contact with sick people
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Avoid touching your face before washing your hands
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Juvenile diabetes prevention? What are the best ways to prevent juvenile diabetes?

Juvenile diabetes prevention? What are the best ways to prevent juvenile diabetes?

Prevention studies: There are several ongoing prevention studies for type 1 diabetes. If you have a family member with type 1, you can look for information about open prevention studies and get involved at www. Diabetestrialnet. Org. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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How to prevent diabetes?

A quote to help you: "As physicians, we counsel, we coach, we prescribe, we cheerlead. But the only person who treats diabetes is the person who has it." Dr. Daniel Lorber. In other word, it's up to you to reduce risks (please see my prior HealthTap answer on the subject). ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Keep fit and healthy: Healthy eating and staying active (exercise) are the most helpful things you can do to prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes. Your doctor will be able to give you more detailed guidance on both of these lifestyle choices. ...Read more

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Preventing Altitude Sickness (Checklist)

Drink water regularly
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Rest at the new altitude to acclimate your body
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Talk to your doctor about medications to prevent altitude sickness
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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Stay normal weight,: Lose weight if overweight or obese,
exercise, avoid simple sugars. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Diabetes prevention: Hi. You can't prevent type 1 diabetes by any reasonable means as of yet. But the much more prevalent type 2 can be prevented or delayed by healthy lifestyle (a truly alien concept to most Americans!). Eat healthily and exercise regularly for life. If possible, achieve and maintain ideal body weight. Don't smoke. It's easier than people think, but it takes paying attention and effort. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Healthy lifestyle,: There are no guarantees in the prevention of diabetes but there are many things you can do to reduce the risk. Genetics also play a factor. The best prevention is a healthy lifestyle that includes moderate exercise, good rest and a good diet. Diet to include 45-65% of calories in carbs, 25-35% in fats ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Exercise; AvoidCarbs: To avoid adult (type 2) diabetes, one should have lucky genetics, exercise often, and avoid sugar plus avoid simple carbs. Diabetes is a disease in which a person cannot make enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (cells are unable to get fuel). In prediabetes, there is still enough insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up to the full-blown diabetes levels. ...Read more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

In a nutshell...: While genetics are beyond our control, we can decrease risk for diabetes by making healthy lifestyle a habit: maintain normal weight, eat a Mediterranean diet containing lean protein, complex carbs and good fats, execise, sleep well and learn to manage stress. ...Read more

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How do I prevent diabetes?

Prevent diabetes: The best way to prevent diabetes is to eat proper foods, maintain your weight, and exercise regularly.

There are many articles on the web regarding good food.
My preference (because it is straightforward) is "NuVal".
100 items are listed as very good, not so good, and not good at all.

It would not hurt to look at the other articles. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

Measure your child's glycated haemoglobin every three months
monthly
Measure your child's blood sugar daily
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Make sure your child eats high-fiber, unprocessed foods, and limit simple sugars
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Your child should be active daily, as exercise increases insulin sensitivity
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How can you prevent diabetes?

Diet & exercise: Sometimes you can't. If someone in your immediate family has diabetes, you are at high risk to develop it. You can help to prevent it by maintaining a healthy wieght (bmi < 25), exercising 30 minutes a day and eating a healthy diet (45 grams of carbohydrates max per meal). ...Read more

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How can one prevent diabetes?

How can one prevent diabetes?

Exercise, diet: Only type 2 diabetes is known to be preventable. Maintaining a normal weight is the biggest key factor. Beyond that, exercise defined as 30 minutes brisk walking 5 times weekly has been shown to delay or prevent diabetes. Eating a diet low in refined/simple sugars is also worthwhile. ...Read more

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